First kickball event at Gatlinburg venue since opening in 2014
GATLINBURG, TN – Rounding third base and heading towards home! Terminology pertaining to base running and pitch counts are not usually commonplace at Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, TN – except for the weekend of Sept. 25-26 when the 2021 Turf Wars adult kickball tournament operated by Play Mars Sports took place. This tournament marked the first kickball event held at the venue since its opening in 2014.
For your convenience, we offer two different dining options at our complex. Champs Grill and Courtside Cafe provide families and teams the ability to grab a quick bite to eat without having to leave the campus. Both places have a variety of different menu options that are equally delicious and budget friendly. Here are 3 reasons to take advantage of the on-site dining at our Gatlinburg sports complex:
Whenever you travel to the Smokies to participate in any of the awesome events at our sports campus, you’ll need the resources to help you have a successful trip. That’s why we created our app that comes with all the information you need to help your trip run smoothly. Here are 4 benefits of using the Rocky Top Sports World app at your next tournament:
Rocky Top Sports World records $46.9 million in its 7th year of operation
GATLINBURG, TN – In its 7th year of operation, Rocky Top Sports World welcomed more than 135,700 athletes, spectators, families and friends to Gatlinburg. The award-winning complex contributed $46.9 million in economic impact during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. “Rocky Top Sports World has surpassed all the expectations since its campus opened in Gatlinburg in 2014. The leap into sports tourism has proven to be a vital factor in Gatlinburg’s economic growth over the past seven years,” Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner said.
If you are a big fan of our Tennessee sports campus, you will be delighted to know that we have our very own free app with mountains of information! This is the perfect way to stay updated with all of the exciting tournaments and events coming up, as well as to obtain maps of our venues, get discounts to local businesses and even order concessions online! Here are the top 4 reasons to get the free app for our Tennessee sports campus:
GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World has received honors in two of the SportsEvents Media Group’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards categories. The 2021 awards mark the fifth year the Gatlinburg, Tennessee sports complex has earned Readers’ Choice awards. “The City of Gatlinburg is pleased to hear of these two distinctions awarded to Rocky Top Sports World and we offer our congratulations to their staff on these well-deserved honors to make the facility nationally recognized.
Our 80-acre campus features a variety of excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, including 6 state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields, a natural surface field, and a championship stadium field. Our 86,000-square-foot indoor facility is equally impressive, complete with 6 basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, and more. It‘s no wonder why so many teams love to play at our complex! Here are 4 reasons why our Gatlinburg sports complex is the best place to play:
One of the huge benefits of having your event or tournament at Rocky Top Sports World is that our sports campus is only minutes away from hundreds of convenient lodging options! Whether your team wants to stay in a hotel, condo, or cabin, you can find the perfect option to meet your needs! Here are the top 4 reasons why teams love our recommended places to stay in Gatlinburg:
GATLINBURG, TN - Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is proud to partner with Team Travel Source as the Official Housing Company for events hosted at the facility through June 1, 2023. Rocky Top Sports World will work with Team Travel Source to provide housing solutions for all events hosted at Rocky Top Sports World.
Rocky Top Sports World is not only known for its state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, but its spectacular location in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! Our 80 acre sports campus sits right on the doorstep to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where your team can enjoy one of the most beautiful national parks in the country! Here are the top 4 reasons why tournament planners love our location near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World, managed by Sports Facilities Management, hosted a World Cube Association competition for the 3rd year this past weekend, December 7-8th, 2019. The World Cube association governs competitions for mechanical puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube.
GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World, managed by Sports Facilities Management, has received a 2019 Fitness and Nutrition Award from Global Health and Pharma. Rocky Top Sports World was named the “Best Indoor and Outdoor Sports Campus – South East USA.” Rocky Top Sports World is now recognized both nationally and internationally for their facilities and customer service.
GATLINBURG, TN – Rocky Top Sports World and the Smoky Mountain Cup have been named one of Sports Destination Management’s 2019 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Rocky Top Sports World chose to nominate Smoky Mountain Cup for this award due to their growing impact each year since 2014 when the event began. In 2019, the Smoky Mountain Cup provided $7.6 million in economic impact for the city of Gatlinburg and Sevier County across its four event dates.
If you’ve never been to a tournament in the Smoky Mountains, it can be stressful figuring out what to pack, where to stay, and how to prepare for the tournament itself. That’s why we’re here to help! Our Smoky Mountain sports complex is the host of plenty of tournaments and events throughout the year, and we know all the best ways for you to prepare. Find out the top ways to prepare for your first sports tournament in the Smoky Mountains:
We are excited to report that Rocky Top Sports World recently closed the books on its biggest year yet! In the 2017-18 fiscal year, our athletic complex delivered a $45.7 million economic impact to Sevier County, TN. For the fourth consecutive year, Rocky Top Sports World has generated even more money than projected, topping the previous fiscal year by more than $10 million.