Rocky Top Sports World Awarded 2019 and 2020 AAU National Tournaments

Rocky Top Sports World, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, has been awarded hosting privileges for the 2019 and 2020 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championships by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.

“The National Tournament Selection Committee recognizes that Rocky Top Sports World is one of the premier venues in the country for youth events,” commented General Manager Lori Moore. “Gatlinburg serves as an ideal host city and we look forward to working in collaboration with the AAU for the next two years of the 5th grade circuit.”

Rocky Top Sports World will also be hosting the 2018 5th Grade Girls Nationals July 10th – 15th in the 86,000 square foot indoor facility. “Being granted the honor to host one National tournament was incredible, but now we are fortunate enough to host three consecutive years,” stated Marketing Manager Haley Fugate. Tournament dates for the 2019 and 2020 events are still to be determined. Updates will be available through the venue and AAU media outlets.

The Sports Facilities Advisory and Sports Facilities Management (SFA/SFM) is the leading resource in sports facility planning and management. SFA/SFM has served a portfolio totaling more than $5 billion in planned and operational sports centers s ince its founding in 2003. For more information and a list of SFM – managed venues across the country, visit:

Rocky Top Sports World is an 80 – acre indoor/outdoor sports complex located in t he heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. For more information on the upcoming AAU events, visit or call 865.325.0044.