For the past 20+ years, we have held our premiere tournament, the KanJam World Championship, in North Tonawanda, NY. For the first time ever, the tournament has been moved to a new location: Richmond, VA!
Why the change? We are looking to expand the sport to new areas, and with Richmond being centrally located along the east coast, it provides an opportunity to grow our base of KanJam players. In addition, in teaming up with Richmond Region Tourism, we can provide a premiere venue for the tournament, showcasing the best of the best at a top notch facility. We are thrilled to bring the excitement and energy of the KanJam World Championship to Richmond in 2020!
There is a ton to do in Richmond, and we think this will make for an amazing weekend. Please check out the video below.
We reserved a block of 30 rooms for teams looking to travel for the tournament. The hotel is Marriott Springhill Suites, and we have a discounted rate as well. All teams staying will get a welcome bag with things to do during your stay and room includes breakfast buffet in the morning. The hotel is only 3 miles away from Glover Park where the tournament will take place, and there's ton of shopping nearby as well. Rooms have two beds, microwave, mini fridge, and Internet. There is also a large sofa that can be used as a daybed and trundle bed, allowing two more people to stay in one room.
Room block for teams is Friday and Saturday night - please change the dates accordingly when booking. The cutoff for rooms is July 24th, or once they are all booked, whichever comes first.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8:
Glover Park will be the home of the 2020 KanJam World Championship. This massive sports complex will be converted into approximately 60 KanJam courts for tournament play. Since it is an organic infilled turf, the field is much cooler than traditional turf. The complex has their own restroom building, bleachers, and plenty of parking.
Richmond is easy to get to, as it is located within a day's drive of half of the US population, featuring an airport with international and domestic flights, and three Amtrak stations.
Richmond International is a world-class airport that features 200 flights daily, with all major carriers and low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and Allegiant, giving you plenty of convenient options.
With three Amtrak Stations located in the Richmond Region, visitors can sit back and relax as they enjoy their trip to Richmond by rail. Amtrak stations are located just off I-95 at downtown’s historic Main Street Station, minutes from the I-95 and I-64 junction at the Staples Mill Station, and in the north end of the region in Ashland. Arrivals from the north include Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; and Boston. Arrivals from the south include Raleigh, NC; Columbia, SC; Tampa, FL; and Orlando, FL.
At the junction of Interstates 64 and 95, the Richmond Region is within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Atlanta. It’s also within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Ocean, Blue Ridge Mountains and our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
For those that want to make a mini vacation out of it, there's plenty to do in the area, and there's something for everybody.
The Richmond Region is home to more than 30 breweries, making it a national destination for beer lovers. Check out the Beer Trail.
King's Dominion theme park, Richmond Metropolitan Zoo, museums, go-carts, Segway tours, and much more!
Richmond has the only Class IV white water rapids running through its Downtown. If you’re the outdoor enthusiast, make some time to enjoy the James River Park System’s many walking/running/biking trails or take a historic bike tour with Richmond Rides. Walk across T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge to enjoy a nature hike right in Downtown!
For any companies looking to support this event and become a sponsor, we have plenty of great opportunity to promote your brand at the biggest KanJam event of the year. Please contact us and let us know you're interested, and we'd love to chat about some options to help us both.