Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Sports Destination Management

Compete at a Higher Level in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Nov 14, 2019

Facility Spotlight:

Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has received both national and international attention for its state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. Rocky Top Sports World has been voted a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management as well as Top 10 Southern Indoor Sports Facilities for 2018 by Sports Planning Guide.

Offering tournament planners, coaches, teams and spectators a one-of-a-kind sporting event, the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park creates a sports destination rivaled by no other. Rocky Top Sports World is designed to make every event a mountain-top experience. The venue can host sporting events such as:

  • Basketball
  • Cheer and Dance
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Handball
  • Lacrosse
  • Marching Band
  • Martial Arts
  • Pickleball
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • And more!

Event organizers can take advantage of Rocky Top Sports World’s 80-acre campus that boasts both indoor and outdoor facilities. The outdoor facilities include seven playing fields, six state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields, including a championship field, and one natural grass field and 712 parking spots. The 86,000 square foot indoor facility includes six regulation size basketball courts, with four additional on campus, 12 volleyball courts, with five more on campus, three team rooms, a 1,900 square foot hospitality space, a training room, referee locker rooms, and two food service locations, Champs Grill and Courtside Café.

The facility is a joint venture between the City of Gatlinburg, TN and Sevier County, TN. Rocky Top Sports World is managed by The Sports Facility Management. Last year Rocky Top Sports World had over $42,000,000 in economic impact for the city and county. Rocky Top Sports World is less than ten minutes from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and scenic downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Things to Do In Gatlinburg, Tennessee:

In 2018, Gatlinburg was designated by Southern Living one of the “Best 25 Small Towns in America” as well as the “Most Family-Friendly City in Tennessee” by Travel Pulse. Gatlinburg has world-class attractions for all ages and interests, outdoor adventures, shopping, restaurants and family-friendly activities that visitors of Rocky Top Sports World can take advantage of during their stay.

Visitors can stroll through downtown Gatlinburg and stop at any number of the 500+ distinct shops and galleries the city has to offer, have a bite to eat at one of the 100+ dining locations serving up meals from around the globe or join locals for any one of the numerous festivals, parades and events taking place.

Gatlinburg is considered the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the country’s most-visited national park. The park sees upwards of 11 million visitors each year and covers over 500,000 acres of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

While 3,500 residents call Gatlinburg home, over 9 million people pay a visit to Gatlinburg each year.

Gatlinburg is within a day’s drive of two thirds of the United States population east of the Mississippi River. From major cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville and Raleigh, one can get to Gatlinburg in under six hours.

Why not make your next trip one to Gatlinburg?

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