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MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3057|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm
MAIN OFFICE LOCATION:  620 Florida Street, Salem, VA 24153

Moyer

MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3057|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm
MAIN OFFICE LOCATION:  620 Florida Street, Salem, VA 24153

James I. Moyer Sports Complex

PHONE NUMBER
(540) 375-4021

ADDRESS
1000 Union Street
Salem, VA 24153

HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eric O'Brien
Facility Manager
(540) 375-3057
eobrien@salemva.gov

Scott Sharnus
Program Supervisor
(540) 375-4021
ssharnus@salemva.gov

Bobby Johnson
Site Supervisor
Phone: (540) 375-4021
bjohnson@salemva.gov

Welcome to the James I. Moyer Sports Complex, one of Salem’s premier recreational facilities. The complex opened in April of 1992, and hosts many different athletic events and tournaments. Events are typically held an average of 230 days a year, with an annual attendance of approximately 250,000 guests.

The complex is named for James Irvine Moyer, who was a passionate Salemite. Graduating from Salem High School in 1923, he began an active civic life in Salem, serving as a justice of the municipal court and as a judge of the Roanoke County Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Moyer is perhaps best remembered for his 16 years as Mayor of the Town of Salem (1948-1964). This period of growth saw the annexation of South Salem and the area around Electric Road (Route 419) into the town, as well as efforts to improve the water quality of the Roanoke River. Speaking at the conclusion of his term as mayor Moyer stated “I think of a Salem that has met the challenges of the years; that has put the interests of its citizens first; that has made of itself a good place in which to live and to work in harmony and quiet”. This sentiment echoed his belief that so long as a “charitable spirit abides with us there will always be a Salem”.

Sports were a strong passion of Moyer’s. He helped bring little league programs to Salem, and was instrumental in the arrival of the Pittsburgh Pirates to Salem Municipal Field. His tenure as Chairman of the Civic Center Commission saw the construction of the Salem-Roanoke County Civic Center, now the Salem Civic Center, in October of 1967. Moyer was very involved with the Salem Lions Club, where he served as president and he was inducted as a charter member of the Salem Alumni Hall of Fame in 1996 for his longtime support of athletics in Salem.

2017 Schedule

National Tournaments

 

Complex Rules

  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Pets are allowed in the gate of the complex
  • No Coolers - except the ones belonging to the teams and they must be kept in the dugout at all times
  • No Foul Language or Artificial Noisemakers
  • The use of bicycles, skates, skateboards, scootets, etc are not permitted inside the gates of the complex 

 

Amenities

1Gate House - ticket booth, souvenir stand, maintenance storage building

2.  Electronic Scoreboards - Field # 1 (Individual Inning Scoreboard) Field # 2, # 3 & # 4 (multi-purpose scoreboards)

3.  Portable Fencing can be set up at a variety of distances

4.  Dugouts have restrooms, water fountains and intercom systems to 3rd floor of Moyer tower

5.  Seating - Individual seats on each field and additional portable seating available on request

6.  Restrooms - men's and ladies restrooms to accommodate large scale events

7.  Permanent Concession Stand on the first floor of the tower with portable concessions placed throughout the complex grounds

8.  Second Floor of Tower houses the Supervisor's Office, tournament headquarters, numerous phone and wireless internet hook ups, irrigation control panel for the entire complex, restrooms for tournament officials, meeting area, intercom system to 3rd Floor and gate house

9.  Third Floor of Tower houses the Site Supervisor's Office, PA announcers, official scorekeepers, clock operators, communication to each dugout, umpire communication, restrooms for all third floor workers, intercom system to 2nd Floor and gate house. Audio units are located on this level which will play the National Anthem or music on all four fields or on an individual field. There is also a master PA system which enables an override of all other PA systems.

10.  Track & Trails - Circular paved pathway outside of permanent fence and Greenway paved trail that borders Moyer Sports Complex and the Roanoke River which can be used for walking, jogging, and exercise trail for all ages.

11.  Lighting System is 50/30 maintained which is equal to a Triple A, baseball lighting system.

Park Shelter & Playground - large playground equipment area, basketball half-court, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, sheltered area with picnic tables, grills and plenty of shade trees. To reserve the shelter you must be a resident in the City of Salem. Call the main office at 375-3057.