Tennessee Sports & Recreation
The Tennessee Smokies are a AA Minor league affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. The Tennessee Smokies are located near Sevierville, Tennessee in the town of Kodak which opened in 2000. Seating is available for 6,412 fans Tennessee Smokies fans. The team's nickname, "Smokies," refers to the Great Smoky Mountains which often clouded in a hazy mist that often appears as smoke rising from the forest. Some baseball players that have played for the Tennessee Smokies are Roy Halladay, Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green, and Felipe López.
The Tennessee Titans are a part of the National Football League. The Titans are in the South Division of the AFC Conference. Previously known as the Houston Oilers the Tennessee Titans changed their name in 1999 after moving to Nashville, Tennessee. Although they were the Tennessee Oilers for two seasons prior to becoming the Titans. The Titans have an explosive offense known as “Smash and Dash” (Chris Johnson being the dash and LenDale White being the smash) Defensively the Titan’s power houses are Kyle Vandenbosch, Cortland Finnegan, and Keith Bullock.
The Knoxville Ice Bears is a professional ice hockey team located in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2002 the Knoxville Ice Bears were founded as a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. James White Civic Coliseum is the arena in which the Ice Bears play which seats 7,141. The Ice Bears have won three championships 2005-2006 President’s Cup, 2007-2008 President’s Cup, and 2007-2008 William B. Coffey Trophy. The current coach of the Ice Bears is Scott Hillman.
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol Motor Speedways is the "World's Fastest Half Mile" 0.533-mile concrete oval, originally built in 1960 but purchased in 1996 by Bruton Smith's Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Bristol Motor Speedway currently hosts events such as Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series events, Craftsman Truck Series events, Hooters Pro Cup and UARA Series and ASA Series Events. Bristol Motor Speedway seats 160,000 people. In 2001 Bristol Motor Speedway hosted the Sharpie 500 which was won by Tony Stewart's. At Bristol Motor Speedways has wheelchair accessible viewing available in the Pearson and Waltrip grandstands and in the Yarborough and Johnson terraces.
Chattanooga Locomotion is a women’s football team located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Chattanooga Locomotion competed in the National Women’s Football Association. As of August 30,2008 the Chattanooga Locomotion left the NWFA to join the Independent Woman’s Football League. Head coach of the Chattanooga Locomotion is Steve Lewis. Founded in 2001, the Chattanooga Locomotion have become well known for their tackle style off football.
Named after the nearby Lockout Mountain the Chattanooga Lookouts are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Chattanooga Lookouts are a minor league baseball team. The Chattanooga Lookouts play in AT&T Field which seats 6,160 people. Former Chattanooga Lookout players who made it the Major Leagues include baseball hall of famers Burleigh Grimes, Harmon Killebrew, and Ferguson Jenkins. Starting in 2009 the Chattanooga Lookouts will be a AA Affiliated of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Club.
Located in Elizabethton, Tennessee the Elizabethton Twins are a Rookie-Level team in the Appalachian League. The Elizabethton Twins are a Minor League baseball team coached by Jeff Reed and Jim Shellenback. The Major League affiliated to the Elizabethton Twins are the Minnesota Twins. On August 31, 2007 the Elizabethton Twins won the Appalachian League championship. This title is only one of many for the Elizabethton Twins, they also where league champions in 1939, 1941, 1978, 1984, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007.
Johnson City Cardinals
The Johnson City Cardinals are a Rookie League team located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Playing for the Appalachian League the Johnson City Cardinal’s home field is the Howard Johnson Field. The Johnson City Cardinals are affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike Shildt and Timothy Leveque are the coaches of the Johnson City Cardinals. The Johnson City Cardinals benefit the community by preserving and promoting minor league baseball in the City of Johnson City.
Located in Kingston, Tennessee the Kingsport Mets are a Minor League baseball team. The Kingsport Mets play in the Appalachian League. Kingsport Mets home games are played at Gunter Wright Stadium. The Kingsport Mets stadium holds 2,000 people. Coaches of the Kingsport Mets are Ryan Ellis and Marc Valdes.
The Memphis Redbirds are located in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Redbirds are a Triple-A Minor League baseball team. Home games of the Memphis Redbirds are played at AutoZone Park. Affiliated with the Memphis Redbirds are the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2000 the Memphis Redbirds won 3 titles in their league, conference, and division.
The Nashville Predators are a professional hockey team located in Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Predators are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The home arena of the Nashville Predators is the Summit Center. 17,113 Nashville Predator fans can fill the Summit Center to capacity. The Nashville Predators logo is the Saber-toothed Cat.
The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team in Pacific Coast league. Affiliated with the Nashville Sounds are the Milwaukee Brewers. The Nashville Sounds where originally a Double-A team in 1978. It wasn’t until 1985 that the Nashville Sounds moved up to the Triple-A status. Home games for the Nashville Sounds are played at Herschel Greer Stadium, capacity 10,052.
You can find the Nashville Superspeedway located in Gladeville, Tennessee. Nashville Superspeedway is a racing track owned by Dover Motorsports of Dover International Speedway. Built in 2001 Nashville Superspeedway is the current host of NASCAR Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series. Nashville Superspeedway has the capacity to allow 50,000 fans to view the races. As part of a Nashville tradition specially designed Gibson Les Paul guitars are presented to race winners in place of conventional trophies.
West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx
The West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx are a minor league baseball team. Located in Jackson, Tennessee the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx play their home games at Pringles Park. An affiliate of the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx are the Seattle Mariners. Pringles Park, the home of the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, can hold 6,ooo fans. The West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx won the 2000 League Title and division titles in 1999, 2000, 2005.