Econo Lodge South
16905 Parkdale Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23805
Phone: (804) 862-2717
Fax: (804) 732-3479
Virginia State University's Daniel Gymnasium is known for its premium fitness and health facilities along with being a major event venue for many of the university's events. From rallies, comedy shows, gym jam sessions, costume parties to concerts and athletic events, this place hosts it all. The vast space and comfortable arrangements make this space a meeting place of sorts for much of the campus crowd in the university.
Rogers Stadium, first opened its gates to screaming fans in 1950. It is primarily a football stadium and home ground to the Virginia State University football team, the Virginia State Trojans. With a capacity to hold above 13,000 spectators, the stadium is one of the largest University grounds in the area. Contact the University office for more updates on the stadium.
A flour mill built in 1663, Swift Creek Mill has changed a number of hands in the past. Today, this old structure is dinner theater that offers candle light dinners in both, the spectacular Mill room and Granite room. Advance reservations can get you tickets to the air conditioned theater which is open from Wednesday to Saturday nights all year round.
The Beacon Theatre was built in 1928, and remained a Vaudeville and movie theater that entertained the residents of Hopewell until its closure in 1981. This historic theater has since been revived and is today a magnificent live performance venue. The theater itself is fashioned upon a splendid blend of Art Deco and the Colonial Revival styles of architecture, and is rife with plaster friezes and intricate brickwork. Numerous subtle details lend the theater a charm that is enigmatic and alluring. Beacon theater offers a varied program of live performances throughout the year, including everything from concerts and theater productions, to comedy shows.
Situated in Pocahontas State Park, Pocahontas Heritage Amphitheater gives you the chance to enjoy various cultural events in lush green surroundings. Built in 1938, this amphitheater was torn down and reconstructed in 1997, and now has a capacity of about 4000 spectators. If you don't wish to utilize the bench seating, which can accommodate 350, the grassy slopes also provide good views of the stage. The amphitheater is the site for many concert series.