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Rocky Top Sports World Plays Host to Turf Wars Kickball Tournament

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.


The Turf Wars kickball tournament brought teams from Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to compete. During this two-day event, a total of 26 teams participated, including 16 co-ed teams and 10 women’s teams.

Play Mars Sports is an organization committed to offering all their participants a sports and social experience like no other. “It was impossible for players to deny the scenic atmosphere once they arrived,” said Arion Herbert, Play Mars Sports owner. “They instantly gravitated towards the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and all of the attractions that Gatlinburg has to offer. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and are certainly looking forward to returning again in the near future.”

Rocky Top Sports World continues to diversify the types of events the sports complex can accommodate. By doing so, nontraditional operators are able to stage their events and welcome guests against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. To explore an opportunity to host your next event in Gatlinburg, TN, visit

kickball throwAbout Rocky Top Sports World: Rocky Top Sports World is an 80-acre sports complex located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains offering seven outdoor fields and an 86,000 square foot indoor venue equipped with six basketball courts.

Rocky Top Sports World is a member of The SF Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies.

For more information on our facility, visit or call 865.325.0044.

turf warsAbout Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg attracts more than 11 million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any given night. Gatlinburg is one of America’s great mountain resort destinations, with accommodations of every kind, dozens of local and national restaurants and attractions galore- all nestled in the foothills and surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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