HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The James Madison football program will take to the road for one of its spring practices as it travels to Richmond as the "Dukes Tackle the State Capital" on April 16. The football squad will hold its workout at the new SportsQuest complex in Richmond, a new multi-sport facility that has numerous indoor and outdoor venues will also be the home to the Richmond Revolution Indoor Football team.
"This is a great opportunity to reach out to the JMU Nation in the Richmond area where we have an active and growing fan base," Head Football Coach Mickey Matthews said. "When SportsQuest contacted us with the possibility of utilizing their new facility, it was a great fit given the current Bridgeforth Stadium expansion construction in progress at JMU."
"SportsQuest provides an unique experience for JMU fans to view our 2011 spring football event," JMU Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne commented. "The location is easily reachable from Tidewater and northern Virginia will offer fans in our Richmond support base the opportunity to view the Dukes in their own backyard. It should be a wonderful event and could not come at a better time given the facility improvements we are undergoing at Bridgeforth Stadium. We appreciate the support of Dr. Steve Burton and the staff of SportsQuest for allowing JMU access to their facility."
"We are honored and extremely excited to have JMU select SportsQuest for their spring football event," Dr. Steve Burton, SportsQuest CEO said. "We are planning a very special day for JMU fans. Between the spring scrimmage, pre-game tailgate, and the post-practice fan social, the JMU event at SportsQuest will offer something for everyone in the family. Our new digital video board and 3,000+ stadium seating will provide an intimate viewing experience for every guest."
Hosted by the Duke Club, JMU's athletic fundraising organization, the event will start with the parking lots opening at 10:30 a.m. for tailgating at SportsQuest, with the cost $10 per vehicle for parking. There will be free admission to the venue as the Dukes will practice and scrimmage from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and follow it with a post-practice fan event from 3:15-5 p.m. Concessions will be available as will opportunities to sign up for 2011 JMU Football season tickets.
Directions to SportsQuest East Campus Fields
13030 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112
From Striker Park: Head South (left) on Pouncey Tract Road. Turn right at W Broad St/US-250. Turn left to merge onto VA-288 South. From VA-288 South (17miles) take the VA-76 S exit toward Old Hundred Rd. Merge onto VA-76 W. Turn left at Charter Colony Pkwy/Coalfield Rd/VA-754. Turn left at Genito Rd/VA-604. Make a U-turn. Destination will be on the right.
Heading South on 288: Merge onto VA-288 South. From VA-288 South (17miles) take the VA-76 S exit toward Old Hundred Rd. Merge onto VA-76 W. Turn left at Charter Colony Pkwy/Coalfield Rd/VA-754. Turn left at Genito Rd/VA-604. Make a U-turn. Destination will be on the right.
Heading North on 288: Merge onto VA-288 North. Take the State Route 604 / Courthouse Rd exit. Turn right at Courthouse Rd/State Route 604/VA-604. Turn left at Genito Rd/VA-604. Destination will be on the right
From Points East: Head West on I-64 W toward Richmond. Take exit 200 for I-295 S. toward Rocky Mt NC. Merge onto I-295 S. Take exit 25 to merge onto VA-895 W toward Richmond. Continue onto VA-150 N/Chippenham Pkwy. Take the US-360 W/Hull St Rd ramp to Amelia. Merge onto US-360 W/Hull Street Rd. Turn right at Genito Rd/VA-604. Destination will be on the right
From Points North: Head South on I-95 S toward Exit 86B. Take exit 79 to merge onto I-195 S toward Powhite Pkwy. Continue onto VA-76 W. Turn left at Charter Colony Pkwy/Coalfield Rd/VA-754. Turn left at Genito Rd/VA-604. Make a U-turn Destination will be on the right.