From Big Orange football at the University of Tennessee to Double-A baseball at the Tennessee Smokies, East Tennessee serves up exciting venues for spectator sports.
Families enjoy active sports clubs for everything from soccer to hockey, and several national football teams play just a few hours away.
University of Tennessee Football
- UT Vols- Nationally ranked football team
- Largest football stadium in the South, third-largest college stadium in the country
University of Tennessee Basketball
- Lady Vols – 8 NCAA and 15 SEC National Champions, Pat Summitt – all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history
- UT Vols basketball – 9 All-Time SEC Champions
- Tennessee Smokies Baseball - Double -A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs
- UT Baseball
- Smoky Mountain Classic - slow pitch softball national premiere event
- UT Softball
- Knoxville Ice Bears –professional ice hockey team
- Knoxville News Sentinel Open - Nationwide PGA Tour Event