HAMPTON—The Hampton Virginia Aquaplex & Splashdown Park is currently under construction across from the Hampton Convention Center and is expected to be open late next summer.
The $29.5 million, 67,000 square-foot facility, which is located at the corner of Coliseum Drive and Pine Chapel Road, was designed for Mid-Atlantic and national competitive swimming, diving, water polo, and other aquatic events and tournaments, to bring additional tourism money into the area. The five-acre plot will also feature an outdoor splash park.
The indoor competitive pool area will boast an eight-lane, 50-meter pool, two moveable bulkheads that will allow facility managers to change the length of the pool or create separate areas for different events, Colorado Time System, two one-meter and two three-meter springboards, spectator seating for 1,500 people, and an on-deck athlete seating area for 760 competitors and coaches.
The world-class facility will be the largest in Virginia and will help Hampton compete for business in the very lucrative regional and national sports tourism market.