By Leif Palmer
Hiking, horseback riding, and a host of other activities are the norm when you book a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN. With hundreds of acres of wilderness and stunning scenery to enjoy, outdoor fun is one reason you return year after year.
But you probably don't think of team sports or tournaments when you consider a mountain getaway. Rocky Top Sports World opens its doors and invites you to enjoy more than 80 acres of state-of-the-art facilities designed to make every event the best you've ever seen. Whether you're booking venues for a traveling basketball team or looking for a place to host your next business conference, Gatlinburg should be at the top of your list.
For traveling sports teams, finding a venue that offers more than just endless parking lots and utilitarian arenas can be a challenge all by itself. At Rocky Top, indoor events can take advantage of 6 basketball and 12 volleyball courts with concession facilities you'd only expect to see in professional venues. Seven outdoor fields are perfect for everything from football to lacrosse. It's a one-stop location for sports fans, promoters, and event organizers alike.
But there's more to this venue than just sports. If you're planning a celebration, Rocky Top Sports World is a great choice, as well. Birthday parties, award ceremonies, high-school reunions, and more are a perfect fit. Plus, since Rocky Top comfortably accommodates from 100 up to 10,000 people, no event is too large or too small.
Event planners know that finding a location with attractive spaces as well as local activities to fill the downtime can be tough. Rocky Top's proximity to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville means that when your guests aren't on site, they'll find plenty of family-friendly attractions to visit. Imagine hosting a corporate event that breaks away from the traditional hotel conference center, or a high-school reunion that invites graduates and their families to turn a one-day party into a vacation. That's just what you can expect from Rocky Top.
Got some free time during or after your event? Spend the day at Dollywood and enjoy exciting roller coasters, old-fashioned carnival rides, and your favorite music. Splash Country, Dollywood's water park, offers plenty of ways to beat the heat with water slides, wave pools, and more. With hundreds of acres of rides and attractions, Pigeon Forge's favorite amusement park has something to offer every member of your family, from toddlers to grandparents.
If you needed another reason to head for East Tennessee this summer, Rocky Top Sports World is it. Just minutes from Gatlinburg and boasting acres of indoor and outdoor space, this new complex has something for the sports fan in every family, plus it offers a great new location for your next corporate, family, or church event. Come for the scenery, stay for the game, and make your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains an unforgettable vacation the entire family will cherish.
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About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in east Tennessee. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.