SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Local, regional and national sporting events are flocking to the new Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. Conveniently located, Wilderness at the Smokies resort provides a perfect year-round location for sporting events large and small and is quickly becoming a favorite of sporting event organizers.
This weekend, the K2 Wilderness at the Smokies Volleyball Tournament will take place at the resort. The Knoxville News Sentinel said 120 teams from around the Southeast, including North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, will converge (on Wilderness at the Smokies) for the weekend. Read the entire Knoxville News Sentinel story here.
Wilderness at the Smokies has hosted major national youth sporting events including gymnastics competitions, cheerleading competitions, basketball, karate, volleyball, BMX Biking and power tumbling. The most recent (and one of the largest) was the Smoky Mountain Gymnastics Vacation Classic which took place over a four-day period. There were nearly 7,000 people at the Smoky Mountain Gymnastics Vacation Classic.
To assist with the setup for sporting events, Wilderness at the Smokies has its own sports court flooring and can provide up to 20 volleyball courts and nets or, if the sport is basketball, five sets of basketball hoops.
Attached to the 200,000 square-foot Sevierville Event Center, Wilderness at the Smokies has restaurants, gift shops, convenience stores, game rooms, a 36-hole championship golf course, mini-golf, lounges, a deli, two outdoor waterparks and a five-acre indoor waterpark, it isn’t necessary to leave the 700-acre resort. Coaches, athletes and spectators can even get to/from the event center without ever going outside – making Wilderness at the Smokies one of the Southeast’s only year-round destinations for sporting events.