Loudoun County Sports Facility Receives National Recognition

Senior Softball USA recognized the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex in Loudoun County with its Complex of the Year award. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas.

            Senior Softball USA hosts international softball tours and promotes senior softball around the world and has hosted tournaments in Loudoun for 12 years.

            “In 2018, there was severe flooding in Loudoun County, and no one expected the games to be played but the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex field crew managed to pull another complex from floodwaters so we could complete one of our premier tournaments,” said Senior Softball USA COO Terry Hennessey. “This proves the point – it isn’t the age of the complex, it is not whether it is turf, a truly great complex remains that way because of the people behind it.”

            The Potomack Lakes Sportsplex is one of five Loudoun complexes that host major youth fastpitch and slow-pitch tournaments each year. In 2019, Loudoun hosted the PONY Nationals, USSSA Class C National Championships, the USA Softball Eastern Nationals and the Senior Softball Eastern Nationals with the Potomack Sportsplex serving as the venue for the championship round of each tournament. The four tournaments generated a combined 4,421 room nights for Loudoun hotels.

            “This award is a testament to the high-quality sports facilities in Loudoun County and the tremendous efforts the field crews provide to keep all our venues in championship tournament condition,” said Loudoun Sport Tourism/Visit Loudoun Director of Sales, Sports & Services. “I constantly hear from organizers that the quality of our facilities is why they bring tournaments to Loudoun County, which generate a tremendous economic impact.”