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Volleyball Tournament Coming to Rocky Top

15 Oct, 2014


Rocky Top Sports World, a full-service youth and adult sports facility in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has announced that it will host the Great Escape Adult/Seniors Indoor Volleyball Tournament.

The event, which will take place on Saturday, November 22, will include age divisions of 25, 35, 45, 55 and 65 men’s and women’s. Pool play plus double elimination format will be hosted.

Sign up for the annual Great Escape Adult VB Tournament on-line at www.signaturevolleyball.com Full information as well as questions can be addressed via phone call or text message to 423-426-1705.

Cost is $150 per team for the all-day play. Players receive a Rocky Top T-Shirt.

Rocky Top Sports World features seven athletic fields over an 80-acre complex that includes an outdoor play area, pavilion, picnic tables, and 1,200 parking spaces. Nicknamed “the Rock,” the 86,000 sq. ft. indoor facility houses six indoor basketball courts and is configurable for 12 volleyball courts. Onsite restaurant Champs Grill provides indoor and outdoor dining, and the facility also features team rooms, a hospitality area and a viewing mezzanine.

The $22 million complex was funded through a joint venture between the City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County after the two entities recognized that Rocky Top held the potential to attract state, regional and national visitors for competitive tournaments in a wide variety of sports, including traditional and non-traditional events. Sevier County already hosts more than 12 million visitors per year, and Gatlinburg officials believe that Rocky Top adds a new dimension to the area’s existing appeal, resulting in more guests throughout the year.

The sports facility opened its doors in July and is already exceeding expectations. Bookings for the complex are 30% over projections for the first operating year. The venue has already hosted events in lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, football and soccer.

The City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County joined together to fund the $20 million dollar development. The Sports Facilities Advisory, the country’s leading resource in youth and amateur sporting facilities was engaged to assist with development and opening of the project. The Sports Facilities Management was contracted for the ongoing operation and staffing of Rocky Top Sports World.

Rocky Top Sports World is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, at 1870 Sports World Boulevard, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For further information, visit www.RockyTopSportsWorld.com or call 865-325-0044.

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