Looking for the next fun team-building experience or the perfect spot to enjoy a weekend of grilling out with the boys and watching summer baseball or opening weekend in the fall for football season? Head to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee! That’s right, the mountains are calling and this time it isn’t for camping and hiking. In the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains lies an incredible, state-of-the-art athletic facility with 80 acres of indoor and outdoor courts and fields for soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, martial arts, and more!
Families with athletes can also take advantage of the summer day camps offered at Rocky Top Sports World, giving mom and dad some quality moments of peace at the cabin or time to visit the local distilleries and wineries. Cabins with large flatscreen TVs and projector screens also provide an awesome setting to watch your favorite teams compete while hosting a cookout during a bachelor party weekend, family reunion, or multi-family vacation. Sports and the South go hand-in-hand, even when it comes to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains!
Rocky Top Sports World
Rocky Top Sports World is one of the newest-built facilities of its kind in the country and was voted among the Top 10 Multi-Use Sports Facilities by SportsEvents Magazine in 2017! You can expect pristine playing arenas and fields along with well-kept locker rooms, restrooms, and easy-to-navigate parking. Seven beautiful outdoor fields, 6 synthetic turf and 1 natural surface, provide stunning stages for football, soccer, and lacrosse. The indoor facility, referred to as “The Rock,” boasts 6 basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, team rooms, and referee locker rooms.
In addition to a beautiful athletic facility with team rooms, ample parking, and the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, a tournament in Gatlinburg places you, the team, and their families really close to hundreds of attractions, delicious restaurants, and the entrance to the most-visited national park in the United States. Only 4 miles from Gatlinburg’s downtown Parkway, trips in between games are easily navigated when you want to grab a bite to eat or kill some time!
Summertime is the perfect season to do some off-season team-building activities and tournaments! Check out these events and sign your team up for an incredible summer tournament experience at Rocky Top Sports World.
June 20-23, 2019 US Amateur Girls National Championship
June 22, 2019 Climbing the Mountain Football Camp
June 29, 2019 Good Fight Gatlinburg Invitational (Gi & NoGi Jiu Jitsu)
July 6-7, 2019 Rumble in the Smokies (Basketball Tournament)
July 9-14, 2019 AAU 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championship
July 19-21, 2019 5th Annual Hoopz Summer Championships
August 2-4, 2019 The Gauntlet Preseason Youth Football Championship
August 31-September 1 2019 Gatlinburg Labor Day Invitational (Soccer)
Split the costs of a large group lodge to save money, which every parent will truly appreciate. When you stay in a Pigeon Forge large cabin, you’ll have a fully loaded kitchen to make budget-friendly meals, awesome amenities to keep everyone entertained, and cozy spaces for athletes to relax and rejuvenate during the long tournament play.
Games, Grilling, and The Great Smoky Mountains
What better setting with your friends than your favorite team playing on a large flatscreen TV, a tasty snack spread situated on the breakfast bar or dining room table, growlers of craft beer from Smoky Mountain brewery, and gorgeous mountain views beyond the deck? When you stay in a Pigeon Forge Cabin, you get a fully loaded kitchen where you can put together your favorite game-day dishes, keep beer cold in the full-size refrigerator, and kick back in a cozy cabin atmosphere while watching your favorite sports in the rec room, living room, or even outside on the deck. Make opening week of college football an exciting Labor Day Weekend in the Smokies with friends, family, or a few other couples.
Get off the couch and get involved this fall with a couple athletic events that give you a reason to visit the Smokies, get some good exercise, have fun, and give back!
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race
Saturday, August 3, 2019
This course is flat with the backdrop of the shadowing Great Smoky Mountains against the starry skies at midnight! Register before July 15, 2019, to guarantee yourself a commemorative shirt and provide plenty of time to book your peaceful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabin to return to after the race. Presented by the local Knoxville Track Club, the largest running club in the country and active non-profit in the communities of East Tennessee, there are cash prizes for the race winners! Check out everything you need to know about the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race and the Knoxville Track Club on their race website.
Athletic Activities and Attractions
While staying in a Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabin you are close to numerous things to do like golfing, biking, hiking, fishing, and more! Tee up in the nationally awarded, beautiful Gatlinburg Golf Course for a relaxing morning on the greens. Tour the stunning beauty and historical cabins of Cades Cove on bike without sharing the road with any vehicles before 10 AM on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hike the varied terrains to Alum Cave or make the steep trek up to Clingmans Dome to witness the unparalleled views of the highest point in the Smokies!
Whatever your sporting interest is, there is a way to spectate, play, and enjoy your favorite teams while surrounded by the therapeutic quality of nature in The Great Smoky Mountains!