Rocky Top Sports World Receives Leadership Summit Awards | Sports Destination Management

Rocky Top Sports World Receives Leadership Summit Awards

Dec 26, 2018

The Sports Facilities Management (SFM), corporate management group for Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hosted the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit in Clearwater, Florida. The event invited SFM managed venues from across the country to collaborate for the continual improvement of youth sports and to evaluate industry trends.

Summit activities concluded with the Awards Ceremony, which highlighted individuals and venues for their performance in the goals and missions of SFM. Rocky Top Sports World took home two awards: the ‘Service Award’ and the ‘Excellence Award’.

The ‘Service Award’ was presented to the venue who has continually devoted time and resources for the betterment of their local community, has unmatched guest service, and exceptional reviews from both a local and national level. The ‘Excellence Award’ is the SFM award for overall facility success that encompasses many elements including superior leadership and accountability, extraordinary team collaboration and performance, and a strong client relationship.

“Since opening in 2014, Rocky Top Sports World has continuously reset the bar every year for guest experience and customer service in the sports tourism industry,” stated SFM CEO Jason Clement. “SFM is proud of the collaboration and partnership with Gatlinburg and Sevier County. The staff and team at Rocky Top Sports World deserve this recognition. Because of their passion, the best is yet to come in Gatlinburg.”

“This continues Rocky Top Sports World’s tradition of being an outstanding sports venue,” commented Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters. “Rocky Top and SFM bring a whole new dimension to Gatlinburg along with much success,” added Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.

Rocky Top Sports World is an 80-acre sports complex located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains offering a world-class venue for youth sports participants and families. For more information on the venue, facility rentals, or event information, visit or call 865.325.0044.

The Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM) and The Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA) are both headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. SFA, founded in 2003, has produced more than $8 Billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts for youth and amateur sports complexes, while SFM provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation and event venues, nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-managed venues have hosted more than 50 million visitors. For more information, visit:

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