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Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN


River Terrace Resort & Convention Center, Gatlinburg, TN

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers

Experience the spectacular beauty of the fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains plus the excitement of SEC college football as the Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Knoxville to take on conference rival Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. This SEC rivalry game is only part of the fun and you’ll also experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg with this special 3-night getaway that includes luxury accommodations at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg.

The defending National Champion Crimson Tide are led by coach Nick Saban and are coming off a 13-1 season highlighted by a thrilling national title game win over Georgia. The Tide crushed Tennessee in 2017, 45-7 but the Volunteers are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 4-8 season under new head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, River Terrace Resort & Convention Center offers a scenic mountain views and easy access to the nation’s most visited national park. You’ll enjoy spacious accommodations plus a wide variety of exquisite resort amenities. Located adjacent to Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Gatlinburg, the resort offers easy access to all of the area’s shops, galleries, restaurants, and other attractions.

In addition to the exciting SEC college football matchup, this unique getaway weekend includes a VIP welcome party, complete with dinner, open bar, an entertaining DJ and prizes, plus personal concierge service and late checkout on your final day.

VIP Experience

In addition to luxurious accommodations and special amenities, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

– A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner, prizes

– Personal Concierge Services

– Complimentary transportation to the game

– Late check-out on your final day.

Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN

Neyland Stadium (pronounced NEE-land) is a sports stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. It serves primarily as the home of the  University of Tennessee Volunteers football team but is also used to host large conventions and has been a site for several NFL exhibition games. The stadium’s official capacity is 102,455.  Constructed in 1921, and originally called Shields–Watkins Field (the playing surface is still called that today), the stadium has undergone 16 expansion projects, at one point reaching a capacity of 104,079 before being slightly reduced by alterations in the following decade. Neyland Stadium is the fifth largest stadium in the United States, the sixth largest stadium in the world, and the second largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference.


Resort Information

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

The beautiful River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg right next door to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Offering more than 200 spacious hotel rooms, the resort features majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the adjacent Little Pigeon River. Guests also enjoy easy access to Gatlinburg’s wide range of family attractions, specialty stores, arts & crafts shops, cafes, art galleries and more. Simply step outside and stroll down the beautiful Parkway.

Enjoy some of the best views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains! Guests enjoy private balconies overlooking the scenic Little Pigeon River and the exceptional Smoky Mountains. Our onsite restaurant, Drafts Sports Grill, offers a fun-filled atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more as well as an extensive array of ice cold beers and other refreshments. Other amenities include two seasonal heated outdoor swimming pools.


River Terrace Resort Amenities

• Gatlinburg trolley stop
• Picnic area
• Feed the ducks
• Next to Ripley’s Aquarium
• Drafts Sports Grill
• Duck Blind Lounge
• Two heated swimming pools (seasonal)
• Interior corridors
• Adjoining rooms
• Laundry facilities
• Complimentary high speed WiFi
• Motorcoach parking
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security

River Terrace Resort Restaurants

  • Drafts Sports Grill
  • Duck Blind Lounge

River Terrace Resort

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Event Package Includes

  • * 3 nights at River Terrace Resort
  • * VIP Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)
  • * 2 Tickets to Tide vs Vols
  • * Transportation to and from event
Package Itinerary

Friday, October 19


VIP Check-In


Welcome Reception (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)

Saturday, October 20


Depart resort for Neyland Stadium


Alabama vs Tennessee

Sunday, October 21


Breakfast & VIP resort preview

Monday, October 22


Late Check-Out

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