Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge has long been a destination for families seeking a fun and relaxing vacation. The area is well-known for its world-class attractions (including Dollywood), restaurants, shopping and a huge variety of lodging options.

Now Pigeon Forge is gaining a reputation as a premier destination for both youth baseball and softball.

Each year traveling teams from across the nation come to the area to hold tournaments. Just recently hundreds of softball teams participated in the SEAA World Series held at Wear Farm City Park.

Located just one mile off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Wear Farm City Park, is a beautiful 118 acre multi-purpose facility with five lighted softball/baseball fields. The configurations of the fields make the park perfect for hosting tournaments.  Cal Ripken Experience Sports

Construction has begun on the Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge, a world-class baseball facility featuring six lighted synthetic turf fields that resemble existing or historic Major and Minor League baseball parks. One of these will be Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where Cal Ripken Jr. played. 

Plans for the facility include a training area, batting cages, a 14,137-square-foot two-level clubhouse and a 2,749-square-foot concession/restroom building with an adjacent pavilion. 

With plans to open in spring 2016, the Ripken Experience will be located off of Teaster Lane, just a stone’s throw away from the Parkway. The facility will sit high above the city allowing the Smoky Mountains to serve as dramatic backdrop to all the baseball action. Tournaments will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful venue anywhere else in the country!

Just across the street from the Ripken Experience sits the brand new $45 million dollar LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, a beautiful multi-purpose events center featuring concourses, meeting rooms, custom concessions and an event hall with over 100,000 square foot of clear-span space. Thousands of youth cheerleaders and gymnasts experienced the LeConte Center this past year, participating in competitions featuring teams from all over the country. The versatility of the main event hall makes the LeConte Center a prime location for multiple large assembly youth competitions.

Parents love accompanying their children to tournaments in Pigeon Forge because it gives them the opportunity to turn youth sports trips into memorable family vacations!

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