Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort: 915 Westgate Resorts Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Experience the excitement of SEC college football as the Florida Gators travel to Knoxville to take on conference rival Tennessee Volunteers in a pivotal division game. This bitter 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 the exceptional Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa.
The University of Florida, led by first-year head coach Dan Mullen, looks to bounce back from a disappointing 4-7 season in 2017. However, one of those wins included a stirring 26-20 comeback victory over the Volunteers when redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks tossed a 63-yard “Hail Mary” touchdown pass on the game’s final play. While Tennessee has lost 12 of its last 13 games to the Gators, the Vols won the last matchup at Neyland Stadium, 38-28 in 2016.
Located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort offers a scenic mountain views and easy access to the nation’s most visited national park. The spacious accommodations feature all the comforts of home, plus a wide variety of exquisite resort amenities ranging from hiking trails and recreational options to an award-winning on-site restaurant, a world-class spa and the year-round, Wild Bear Falls indoor water park.
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. Note: transportation to the show will not be provided for this event.
In addition to luxurious studio lock-off accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, 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 (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.
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.
• 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
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