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Guide to Sports in Tennessee
Whether you’re a football fan or enjoy golfing, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to cheer on your favorite teams or play your favorite sports in Tennessee. From Nashville to Chattanooga, map out your itinerary to watch a race at the speedway, catch a game at the stadium, or head to the golf course for a few rounds of golf.
Bridgestone Arena, also known as the Sommet Center, is located in downtown Nashville and is one of the most iconic destinations in the city. This multi-surface complex is where you can catch basketball games, hockey games, concerts, and other sporting events throughout the year.
Watch a NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, one of the best places to watch the races. It’s located in northeastern Tennessee and is also home to the Petty Driving Experience driving school.
If you’re a baseball fan, head to the Bush Stadium at Averitt Express Baseball Complex or the Raymond C Hand Baseball Park to cheer on your favorite teams.
Some of the larger stadiums across the state have been hosting sporting events, concerts, and other performances for decades. Make your way to the Dunn Center, Eblen Center, FedEX Forum and FedEx Park, Finley Stadium or the Governors Stadium for in-season games.
E S Rose Park and the Freedom Hall Civic Center are some other destinations to add to your must-visit list during sports seasons. Head to the Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center for tradeshows and other sports-related events. Hawkins Field in Nashville is home of the Vanderbilt University Commoderes baseball team and is located adjacent to the Vanderbilt Stadium and Vanderbilt University Memorial Gymnasium.
Soccer fans will appreciate a game or tournament at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex. When you're in Chattanooga, head to the McKenzie Arena for a wide range of attractions and activities, including UT-Chattanooga women’s and men’s basketball. This arena is also known as The Roadhouse and accommodates for more than 10,900 fans.
Don’t miss the chance to catch the Tennessee Titans in action at the Nissan Stadium. It’s located along the Cumberland River in Nashville and is a prime destination for football games. It’s also the site of the CMA Music Festival.
The Johnny Red Floyd Stadium, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and the Lindsey Nelson Stadium are some other stadiums to watch your favorite games during game season. BMX fans heading to eastern Tennessee can explore the charming town of Morristown after watching riders at the Morristown BMC Raceway. This family-friendly destination has a designated area for less-experienced riders and you’ll get the chance to see BMX pros in action.
If you’re in the mood for some sports activities yourself, blow off some steam at the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center. Also known as The Glass House, this multi-purpose venue is where the Middle Tennessee State University basketball team plays.
Enjoy college basketball games at Reese Smith Jr. Field, the home of the Middle Tennessee State University baseball team. During the spring season, this is the place to see the MTSU Blue Raiders jack home runs. When you’re in Johnson City, head to the Thomas Stadium to watch the East Tennessee University baseball team play a home game. The Thompson-Boiling Arena is a multi-use venue that hosts University of Tennessee Volunteers men’s and women’s basketball as well as the UT women’s volleyball team. The campus overlooks the Tennessee River and also hosts other events, including concerts and professional wrestling.
You can watch the Tennessee Tech football team in action at Tucker Stadium. This stadium has a Stadia Turf paling surface and has grown to become a premier sports venue in the region. Another place to enjoy college football is Vanderbilt Stadium, home of the Vanderbilt University Commodores.
If you’re interested in golfing or attending a tournament, head to the Forrest Crossing Golf Cours or the Laurel Valley Golf Course for a few rounds of golf.
Staying at a Best Western Tennessee hotel puts you within easy reach of several sports venues, playing fields, and raceways. Whether you’re interested in football or volleyball, catch your favorite team at some of the many stadiums and sports event venues near the hotel.