The country’s newest sports tournament facility has joined forces with a Tennessee icon. Hall of Fame Coach Phillip Fulmer will serve as public relations ambassador and assist with camp development and sponsorship. With Fulmer’s love of sports, public speaking abilities and “do the right thing” approach, he is a natural and winning addition to the Rocky Top Sports World team.
“I am excited to be an ambassador for Rocky Top Sports World,” stated Phillip Fulmer. “I enjoy giving young people opportunities to develop their physical and mental skills within a healthy environment. Rocky Top Sports World, it’s staff, and the Gatlinburg community are committed to just that.”
Successful line-ups have been a part of Fulmer’s resume since playing for the University of Tennessee and serving as the Head Football coach from 1992-2008. His coaching philosophies earned him a winning percentage of .745 which ranks in the top five in modern college football history. He coached and mentored 18 All-Americans and 92 NFL draft picks, and led his team to win the BCS National Championship in 1998.
As a best-in-class sports tournament facility, Rocky Top Sports World is committed to delivering youth and amateur sporting events that exceed expectations. The venue will attract athletes and teams in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports. With seven outdoor, lighted fields, six new hardwood courts plus 4 more courts on-site, Rocky Top Sports World can deliver a unique tournament experience.
“We are excited and fortunate to have Coach Fulmer as a part of our winning team,” stated Lori Moore, Marketing and Business Development Director for Rocky Top Sports World. “His ability to build positive relationships and motivate others will allow us to open new doors and continue to develop Rocky Top Sports World as the premier sports tournament destination in the country.”
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.