Rocky Top Sports World Blog

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5 Tips for Planning a Gatlinburg Sports Event

Rocky Top Sports World is Gatlinburg’s premier facility for hosting tournaments and other sporting events for those who live in or are visiting the Smoky Mountain region. We would be delighted to host your next Gatlinburg sports event! Here are 5 tips for planning an event with us: Read More


3 Places to Have Lunch Close to Rocky Top Sports World

One of the unique things about Rocky Top Sports World is our scenic location less than 10 minutes from both the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and downtown Gatlinburg. In addition to the beautiful scenery surrounding Rocky Top, our 80 acre sports complex is conveniently situated just a few minutes from several nearby restaurants. If you’re looking for a great spot to grab lunch before or after a visit to our facilities, you can’t go wrong with these Gatlinburg restaurants near Rocky Top Sports World: Read More

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Dodgeball, Kickball, and More Unique Tournaments Come to Gatlinburg in 2015

Rocky Top Sports World is excited to host four unique sports tournaments in Gatlinburg in 2015! In the coming year, we are scheduled to host tournaments in Dodgeball, Kickball, 3v3 Basketball, as well as the Grasskickers Mom’s Brunch and Break. During the Dodgeball, Kickball and 3vs3 Basketball sports tournaments in Gatlinburg, we will have play zones set up for children where they can enjoy a variety of jump houses and games at a cost of $5.00 per night or $15 for the entire tournament. Read on for everything you need to know these awesome sporting events in the Smoky Mountains Read More

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6 Things to Bring to Your Winter Sports Tournament in Gatlinburg

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: Read More

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Rocky Top Sports World Exceeds Expectations in First Year

We are pleased to report that Rocky Top Sports World has exceeded financial expectations in its first year of business! Rocky Top was originally expected to generate approximately $10 million during its first year of operation. However, that figure has jumped to about $14.5 million based on our most recent projection. In addition, we have had approximately 35 percent more events than projected for our first year of operation. Read More

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4 Ways to Stay Active at Rocky Top Sports World This Winter

During the winter months, it can be difficult for children and adults to stay active. When freezing temperatures become the norm, it is simply too cold to participate in outdoor activities. Fortunately, Rocky Top Sports World has the solution! An indoor sports tournament in Gatlinburg is the perfect way get some exercise and have fun with your friends this winter. Read More