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4 Unbeatable Benefits of Playing on Synthetic Turf Fields at Our Gatlinburg Sports Complex

At Rocky Top Sports World, we are proud to offer athletes and teams a state-of-the-art Smoky Mountain sports environment. From our 86,000 square-foot indoor facility to our seven outdoor playing fields, our Gatlinburg sports complex offers nothing but the highest quality tournament experience imaginable.

As part of efforts to create the number one youth sports complex in the Southeast, we made the decision to construct our outdoor fields using synthetic turf. After extensive research, we found that artificial grass offers an abundance of benefits for young athletes. For an example of these benefits, read below!

Smoother Playing Field

smooth turf field at Gatlinburg Sports ComplesOne of the biggest benefits of a synthetic field is that we are able to create a completely smooth surface for our fields. Sometimes when you are working with natural grass, it is easy for the field to develop uneven areas that can become problematic during the game. Thankfully synthetic turf doesn’t warp over time.

Also, it is not uncommon for athletes to kick up dirt or pieces of grass with their cleats when they are running on a grass field. This creates divots and spots where it would be easy for other players to slip and possibly twist their ankle while playing.

With synthetic turf, the fields are much more durable and are specifically designed to stay in place throughout any sporting event.

Gatlinburg sports injuryLower Injury Rate

In addition to the benefit the smoother field offers in terms of long-term use of the Gatlinburg sports facility, synthetic turf also lowers the risk of injury for players on the field. With a combination of the durability benefits and even playing surface, players are less likely to slip, twist their ankle, or suffer more serious injuries when playing on an artificial grass field.


For real grass fields to remain in playable condition, facilities have to use harsh pesticides and fertilizers to keep the grass growing. With synthetic turf, players don’t have to worry about accidentally ingesting any of these harsh chemicals while they are playing. At Rocky Top Sports World, we want to not only provide a fun and exciting sports environment, but we also want to help our athletes stay healthy as well.

Increased Playability

Smoky Mountain sports soccer fieldThere is no denying the fact that synthetic turf has a better ability to stand the test of time than a real grass field. Synthetic grass is simply more durable than its natural counterpart.

Also, the strength of the synthetic turf also reduces the need to cancel practices or games due to a little rainfall. Real grass fields will get muddy, and playing on them in the rain can easily ruin them. However, synthetic turf fields are more than able to handle it.

When it comes to our Gatlinburg sports complex, the durability of the synthetic turf really comes in handy because it allows us to welcome a variety of sports teams to our fields without having to worry about the state grass. Also, this helps us guarantee that every tournament at Rocky Top Sports World will enjoy a high-quality sporting experience.
If you would like to learn more about our Gatlinburg sports complex, or if you would like to schedule a tour and begin planning your next youth tournament in the Smoky Mountains, feel free to give us a call today. You can also fill out the Rocky Top Sports World contact form on our website, and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.

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