Rocky Top Sports World has the perfect facilities to host your winter sports tournament! Our 86,000 square foot indoor complex can host a wide variety of sports, including volleyball, basketball, wrestling, martial arts, and more. Rocky Top boasts configurable space for 12 volleyball courts, six hardwood basketball courts, and plenty of bleacher seating. In addition, there is event planner work space, the indoor Champ’s Grill, and several team rooms. We provide nearly everything you need to host a successful tournament. However, there are six things that you should bring to your winter sports tournament in Gatlinburg:
1. Clothes and Accessories
Perhaps most important, be sure to remember your team jerseys! In addition, ensure that your team members have the appropriate clothing and accessories for local travel to and from the tournament. There may be brief moments when players are exposed to the region’s chilly winter air, but luckily Rocky Top Sports World has a convenient drop off and pick up area. Note that in addition to the large parking facilities, the Gatlinburg Trolley system provides convenient transportation from downtown Gatlinburg to Rocky Top. Therefore, the time spent outside in the elements should be minimal.
You can learn more about the Gatlinburg Trolley on its official website: http://www.gatlinburgtrolley.org
2. Trophies and Medals
Bring trophies to give to the winner(s) of your tournament, as well as any specialty trophies or medals to designate most valuable players, etc. The travel sports and events specialists at Rocky Top Sports World can help you to plan your awards ceremony and all other aspects of your tournament. In addition, Rocky Top’s friendly staff can help you determine where to store your trophies and any other tournament items.
Although the indoor facilities at Rocky Top Sports World are temperature controlled and comfortable, your players will need to stay hydrated during their tournament. Therefore, be sure to bring an adequate supply of Gatorade and water for the games. For teams that may be flying into Knoxville, there are several stores to stock up on supplies while making your way towards Gatlinburg. These include a Wal-Mart Super Center in Sevierville and a Kroger grocery store in Pigeon Forge.
4. Hotel Information
When hosting your tournament at Rocky Top Sports World, be sure to bring all of the hotel documentation relating to your lodging. The team at Rocky Top works directly with the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau to ensure that the accommodation needs are met for your team members and families. Fortunately, Gatlinburg is home to a wide variety of excellent places to stay, including hotels, cabins, chalets, and condos. Visit our Gatlinburg Lodging page to find the perfect spot to spend your time in the Smokies.
5. Extra Snacks
Although Rocky Top Sports World has food available at the on-site Champ’s Grill, it can be a great idea to bring along some extra snacks for the athletes. Energy bars, trail mix, and other snacks help to provide the energy to get through one or more tournament games.
Finally, bring some enthusiasm to your sports tournament in Gatlinburg! Rocky Top Sports World provides an exciting new venue for your winter sports tournament and it is quickly becoming the most talked about tournament destination in the Southeast. Visit the About Rocky Top Sports World page to learn about everything our sports complex has to offer.