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Bogey’s Sports Park is on the western outskirts of the Richmond area. It is mainly a mini golf course, but there is also a driving range and batting cage. The most memorable time there was with Nat and Bill. Bill played all right, but Nat’s ball went in the water so often it should have come with scuba gear. To be fair, it is a hard course. I enjoy hitting a bucket of golf balls and, since baseball is my best sport, I like doing the batting cage.
Equipment: All borrowed there, but you can bring your own clubs.
Address: 1675 Ashland Rd. | Richmond, Va 23233
G Force Karts is an indoor go-cart track, in which you can go and race go-carts with friends. G Force is the only one of its kind in Richmond because for one it is an indoor track, and secondly the carts can get up to like 35 to 40 miles per hour which is pretty fast for a normal go-cart. The price is kind of expensive but it is worth it once you try it. It cost about 20 dollars to race on the track, but once you try it you won't regret it. You get a real rush of energy once out on the track going around at pretty fast speeds racing friends. David and I went and we enjoyed ourselves alot. We ended up doing 2 races, and they give you a discount for doing more than 1 race which is pretty nice. I am also a member there so I get discounted races since I tend to go about once a month.
Equipment: You don't need any equipment because everything is provided for you there.
Address: 4245 Carolina Ave, Richmond VA 23222
Directions: Right next to Richmond International Raceway.
Phone: (804) 228-0188
Going to the races at RIR is a feat that many so called rednecks venture to twice a year. Now as a fellow redneck I include myself in that holy journey to Richmond's redneck momument. NASCAR in Richmond is like cricket is to Britain except alot more invigorating than wacking a little ball around for hours. At RIR you get the most loyal of fans traveling from all over God's green U.S.A. to witness a weekend of good ole racing at its finest. RIR is the third smallest track on the NASAR circuit, at about 3/4 of a mile long, but it is one of the most favorite sites for NASCAR, and its loyal fans. RIR is the place to be on the second weekend of May, and the second weekend of September and is a real treat to all those who attend. The raceway is extremely large and tends to stay packed all weekend. Some people even do the famous American tailgating all weekend just so they don't have to worry about coming and going. The race itself is always exciting with lots of wrecks, and good ole stock trading for first place. Every year my dad gets free tickets to the race and I thoroughly enjoy the experience everytime. If you wait outside the RV area where the drivers stay you will run into a few every now and then. I have had the pleasure of meeting Virginia's finest Ward Burton, Nascar legend Richard Petty, and Chad Little. I naturally love NASCAR, and for those of you who have never experienced it, you are in for a real treat. You will get to see an inside look into the habits of the American redneck while getting an adrenaline rush off of high speed stock car racing. It is an experience you won't forget, especially if you share it with me and B1Bob, we are the redneck extraordinaires when it comes to Richmond.
Equipment: None except an ear plug if you don't like loud noise, and maybe a headset which you can purchase there to listen to the pit crews and the drivers actually on the air.
Collage of the Diamond
If you are in Richmond for a weekend during baseball season, you have to check out the Richmond Diamond and watch one of the Richmond Brave's games. The Richmond Braves is the AAA farm club team for the Atlanta Braves, and they usually don't do to well, which is probably a good thing for Atlanta because that means they have all the good players. Anyways, the stadium itself is pretty old, and is in really good condition. It is an open stadium and is really nice at nighttime because you can see the outline of the city outside the stadium. I am a huge fan of basebal, so naturally I recommend this hands down, but on a serious note, I would make a real serious effort to go to one of the games if you get the oppurtunity. You get a great rush from watching the game, and if you happen to get a close game, the pressure just tenses even more. It is nothing like seeing a sports event live, so don't forget about the Diamond on your next trip to Richmond. Make sure you eat before you get to the diamond because the vendors can be pretty expensive (Ex. $3 for a bottled water), and the Diamond grill is okay, nothing to brag about. Also if you are in town during 4th of July, no fireworks show in Richmond can beat the Diamond's. The best part is watching the game and then the lights go out and boom, boom, bam, fireworks are shooting off literally a couple of hundred of feet away. It is such a wonderful experience.
Equipment: No equipment necessary, except a glove if you want to catch a foul ball for a souvenir.
Address: 3001 North Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230
Robbins Stadium is the basketball stadium for the University of Richmond Spiders. David and I in 2004 went to 2 of the Spider's games here at Robbins Stadium. The stadium itself is very nice on the inside. I really like the complex to be on of the older ones for colleges. The food inside is pretty good at the vendor's and as usual pretty high. The games themselves are quite riveting. The Spiders are a good team and usually do really well during the season. I enjoy going to the games because although I am not a fan of basketball I enjoy watching the sport. This is definetly a fun thing to do if you find yourself with nothing to do on a Friday night. The games are great, with the fans going wild and being out of control. The whole experience is quite overwhelming and don't be surprised if you get a rush of energy especially if the game gets close.
Address: 1502 Autumn Honey Court, Richmond, VA 23229
Theme: Sports Watching
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