Constructed in 2008, the Tennessee Rugby Park hosts youth, high school, college and adult activities on 3 regulation rugby fields.
East Tennessee’s only multi-field rugby venue
The Tennessee Rugby Park currently hosts rugby matches, flag football games, and related events and receives up to 10,000 unique visits each year from spectators and participants. The facility consists of three regulation rugby fields, complete rest room facilities, and parking to accommodate over 200 cars.
In 2007 Knox County provided a 20-year lease on 20 acres on Oak Ridge Highway. The Tennessee Rugby Park was constructed in 2008 with 100% private funding through an agreement with the Smoky Mountain Athletic Club and the Volunteer Rugby Foundation. No public funds were used to build the park nor are public funds used to maintain the facility today.
Today, hundreds of elementary, middle and high school students use the Tennessee Rugby Park for rugby programming. The facility is the only youth rugby venue in East Tennessee with facilities to accommodate most any size programming including regional and national rugby events. The Tennessee Rugby Park is also the home to the University of Tennessee Rugby Team with a field dedicated to home games. With bleachers to seat over 250 and complete restroom facilities, the Vols regularly have over 500 in attendance during a home game.