Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg

Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is just another great attraction that brings so many visitors to the area each year. At Rocky Top Sports World, a professional tournament and events team works alongside the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau to help host parties, special events, and sports tournaments and camps throughout the year. Just this year, the complex will play host to football camp, basketball tournaments, the Smoky Mountain Lacrosse Classic, soccer camp, the All American Football and Combine, the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Camp, volleyball camp, and the 2015 Thanksgiving Bowl, just to name a few. You can stop by to see athletes in action, or you can call Rocky Top Sports World to set up your own tournament!

Along with sports tournaments and camps, Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg offers opportunities for entertainment and special events. The complex features more than 80,000 square feet of indoor events space, with 40,000 square feet that is weatherproof and free of any columns. The large, open space has seating capacity for several thousand people, so it can accommodate virtually any event you might want to have! You can host birthday parties, weddings, concerts, and more.

But Rocky Top Sports World is not just an indoor facility. This 80-acre sports campus features perfectly manicured outdoor facilities as well. Set in the scenic Smoky Mountains, you’ll find six state-of-the-art synthetic turf fields and one natural surface field. One field is a Championship Stadium Field, and six of the fields are fully lit for night games. The fields can be configured for 13 youth soccer fields, and there are picnic tables, bleachers, and plenty of parking spaces. There is also a play area for children to enjoy while their parents or older siblings are competing! “The Rock” indoor facility includes:

  • 6 hardwood basketball courts (plus four more on site)
  • 12 volleyball courts (plus five more on site)
  • 3 team rooms
  • referee locker rooms
  • event planner work space
  • message boards throughout the facility
  • Champ’s Grill
  • volleyball nets and hydraulic goals
  • indoor bleacher seating
  • control desk

The Gatlinburg Community Center and the Anna Porter Public Library are also on site and available for use. Guests can drive here, or they can take the Gatlinburg Trolley system from downtown Gatlinburg. If you’re interested in hosting your own event, you can contact Rocky Top Sports World by phone, email, or by filling out an online form. Call them at 865.325.0044.

Another great feature of Rocky Top Sports World is its central location. It’s within a few hundred miles of many major cities, so it draws in competitors from across the country. Cities within 200 miles include: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Other major cities that are less than 400 miles away include: Birmingham, Alabama; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbia, South Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Many downtown attractions are also nearby, making it convenient to attend events at the sports complex and check out attractions in the same day. Downtown Gatlinburg is just four miles away, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is just 4.5 miles away. Within 10 miles you’ll find ClimbWorks, the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Melting Pot, and TGI Friday’s.

Upcoming Events in May

May 8 – 10
TN Girls AAU State Championships

May 9
East Tennessee Pirates Football

May 14
Flag Football League

May 15 – 17
TN AAU Girls Basketball Championships

May 16
East Tennessee Pirates Football

May 21
Flag Football League

May 22- 24
Prime Time Sports Basketball Tournament

May 28
Flag Football League

May 30
East Tennessee Pirates Football

May 30 – 31
Big Bear AAU District Championships

Whatever event you’ll be in town for, be sure you have a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. We have over 200 cabins that meet a variety of needs. Many are just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Rocky Top Sports World, while others are located high atop the mountains of the Smokies. We have cabins with mountain views, private pools, big screen TVs, community pool access, and more. After a day of sports, head back to one of our cozy cabins to relax and unwind!


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