Come for the fields.
Stay for the fun.

Chesterfield County has it all. Home to elite venues and an endless passion for the game, Play Chesterfield invites you to experience sports like never before. We know what’s important, and we get it right. From the field to the fun, your time in Chesterfield is what drives us. Come for the sport, and stay for the experience. 

Ideally situated in the Mid-Atlantic, Chesterfield County, Virginia is a premier sports destination located just two hours south of Washington, D.C. and within a six-hour drive for 30 million people. Our ample parking, safe communities, top-notch amenities, and enviable dining and lodging options separate Chesterfield from the rest. 

We’re ready to welcome you, and we’re committed to the win.

Play Chesterfield News & Highlights

Meet the Team

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J.C. Poma

Executive Director of Sports, Visitation and Entertainment

J.C. has a passion for sports and the community. He’s a former college athlete who’s been involved in the region’s sports scene for 15 years. J.C. serves as the county’s first executive director of sports, visitation and entertainment and is ready to help make your next event a success in Chesterfield.

Katie Hardell

Katie Hardell

Sports Relations & Community Engagement Manager

With 13 years in sports tourism, Katie pulls from her experience as a competitive high school and collegiate athlete to help ensure everyone’s time in Chesterfield is nothing short of elite. She works closely with venues, vendors and visitors to create seamless and memorable events throughout the county. An avid sports fan, Katie roots for the Kansas City Royals and the Tennessee Volunteers. When Katie isn’t working, she’s often serving as a referee for women’s college basketball and lacrosse.

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Matt Mullen

Sports Relations & Operations Manager

Matt knows Chesterfield well as he grew up playing sports throughout the region before playing baseball at the collegiate level. As events & operations manager, Matt’s goal is to show others the fields and the fun in Chesterfield County by delivering an unparalleled experience from start to finish. Outside of Play Chesterfield, Matt enjoys cheering for the Richmond Spiders and rarely misses a Spiders’ home basketball game.

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Elizabeth Hart

Digital Media Coordinator

Elizabeth (Liz) has over 10 years’ experience in the social media/marketing industry and applies her knowledge to help build the Play Chesterfield brand. As a former collegiate athlete, she understands the importance of teamwork, communication and passion. When not at work, you can find Liz out and about either hiking Chesterfield County trails with her family, or helping friends and family buy/sell their homes as a licensed real estate agent for a local brokerage.

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Paul Wilmoth

Event Services Specialist

Paul has spent the last 20 years serving the citizens of Chesterfield through his work in the parks and recreation department, and sports tourism. In his event services role, Paul works with clients to ensure that events run smoothly from start to finish. You can also find Paul around the county with our friend, MIRV, the county’s Mobile Information Resource Vehicle. Outside of work, you can likely find Paul rooting for the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, or out on the golf course.