Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, Richmond, Virginia
Built in 1982, Arthur Ashe Athletic Center is multi-purpose arena located in Richmond, Virginia that was named after the famous tennis player who was born and raised in Richmond, Arthur Ashe. This center hosts many local concerts and sporting events, and the designated home of the Richmond Revolution of the Indoor 2010 Football League. The Ashe Center was the venue of MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournaments’ preliminary rounds as well as the National Collegiate Open Wrestling Championship in 2012.
Arthur Ashe Athletic Center serves as Virginia’s top sporting facility where many sporting events as well as trade fair are held. Plenty of hotel accommodations near the athletic center are dotted in nearby towns of Ashland, Beaverdam and Bon Air. Visitors planning to attend a sporting event in Arthur Ashe Athletic Center will find great hotels within Richmond and around its nearby towns. Set in the intersection of I-95 and I-64 in Richmond is the 2-star hotel, Holiday Inn Express Richmond Downtown offering fully air-conditioned rooms, free parking, free internet connection and free complimentary breakfast. Downtown Richmond is another top-rated casual hotel, Holiday Inn I 64 West End conveniently situated near contemporary art galleries and many Indie shops. While visiting Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, tourists may also enjoy a stop at the 1708 Gallery, which is the oldest art gallery in Richmond that features great collections of excellent new art. Another art museum worthy of visiting is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that focuses of promoting Renaissance arts.