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Rocky Top Sports World Earns 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

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.

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Gatlinburg and Sevier County’s commitment and vision to make Rocky Top Sports World a reality continues to pay dividends nearly a decade later,” said Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Cameron Ogle.

Each year, the Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the excellence in events, planners, venues and destinations across the sport tourism industry. SportsEvents Media Group received hundreds of nominees and nearly 4,000 votes across all categories. Rocky Top Sports World was voted first place in the All-Star Multipurpose Sports Venue category and voted second place in the All-Star Sports Venue category.

“Rocky Top Sports World has surpassed all the expectations and is a vital part of Gatlinburg’s economic growth. I am pleased to see that Rocky Top Sports World has been recognized as one of the leaders in the sports tourism industry,” said Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters stated, “Rocky Top Sports World’s selection in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is a welcomed recognition by our thousands of visitors that we are a top destination for sports teams and tournaments. Sevier County and Gatlinburg are blessed to have this world-class facility right here at home and look forward to welcoming visitors back again and again in the years to come.”

To see the full list of 2021 Readers’ Choice Award winners, visit

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