sporting venues

Cookeville is quickly becoming a “hotspot” for sporting events of all kinds. From Division I college athletic events and state high school championships to local and regional tournaments, we do it all. If you’re looking for a great town with excellent facilities and strong community involvement to host your next sporting event, then Cookeville is the place for you. We have a wide variety of playing fields just for your event. Just take a look at what all Cookeville has to offer you and your team.

Cane Creek Sportsplex

  • Four tournament-ready baseball/softball fields set up for use with or without pitching mounds. Four additional youth-sized baseball/softball fields adjoin the main complex, and can be used for youth tournaments or as warm-up space for adult tournaments. Three picnic shelters are on site, along with basketball and volleyball courts, a 50-acre lake and an 18-hole disc golf course. Four more youth baseball/softball fields are located less than two miles away at Park View Park.
    201 Cane Creek Camp Rd
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-6668

High School Facilities

  • Dozens of regulation gyms for basketball, three stadiums for football, flag football and soccer, and dozens of tennis courts and multi-purpose fields are available in Putnam County for use as satellite sites for larger tournaments and sports events. Contact the Cookeville Convention and Visitors Bureau for information on how to set up multi-site, large scale tournaments in the county and region

Lakes and waterways

Lakes + Waterways

  • Cookeville is graced with two small lakes — a 56-acre lake in Cane Creek Park with fishing and paddleboats, and City Lake, situated in a 35-acre natural park with a waterfall overlook. And just a stone’s skip away are three top-rated, Corps of Engineers lakes, plus more than 150 documented waterfalls within a 44-mile radius of downtown Cookeville, including Burgess Falls, Virgin Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Rock Island and Cummins Falls. Let the splashing begin!

Putnam County Family YMCA

  • The Putnam County Family YMCA is located at 235 Raider Drive, Cookeville, TN directly across from Avery Trace Middle School. The facility offers a state-of-the-art wellness center, an indoor six-lane lap pool, free group fitness classes, personal training, locker rooms with showers & saunas, child care and sports fields. We also offer programs such as swim lessons, swim team, soccer, diabetes outreach, summer day camp and community events just to name a few. We invite everyone to stop by today for a tour and information or call 931-528-1133. See us online at or at our Association website and select 'Putnam'. For additional information, contact Mandy Perhay, Membership Director at
    235 Raider Dr
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 528-1133

Hooper Eblen

Tennessee Tech University

  • Home to top-notch athletic facilities for the University’s varsity and intramural sports programs. Primary facilities include 16,500-seat Tucker Stadium for football, soccer and track, 10,200-seat Hooper Eblen Center and 3,262-seat Memorial Gymnasium for basketball and volleyball, 2,000-seat Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion and arena, the Averitt Express baseball facility and numerous tennis courts, intramural fields and auxiliary gymnasiums.
    1 William L. Jones Dr.
    Cookeville, TN 38505
    (931) 372-3101

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

  • Putnam County is home to six golf courses. You can also tee off at one of several golf courses located within a few miles of Cookeville, four of which are championship courses.

Hyder-Burks Pavilion

  • This multipurpose facility consists of 3.5 acres under one roof. The pavilion may be used for conventions, rodeos, home and garden shows, craft fairs and much more. Features: 125x250 indoor, heated show arena , approximately 2,096 permanent stadium seats.
    2390 Gainesboro Grade
    Cookeville, TN 38501

Middle Tennessee Dragway

  • Experience the adrenaline, the thrills, and the spills at Middle Tennessee Dragway in Buffalo Valley. Boasting both an IHRA-sanctioned drag strip and a 500-ft AMA-sanctioned hill for pro hillclimb events, this venue is one-of-a-kind. Restroom facilities, concession space, ample parking, spectator and vendor areas available. Easy access from Interstate 40. Photo credit: Charlie Brown/Michael Ensor
    680 Rock Springs Road
    Buffalo Valley, TN 38548

Putnam County Sports Complex

Putnam County Sports Complex

  • Six lighted fields, restroom facilities, a walking trail and concessions. Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department maintains all facilities.
    497 Whiteaker Springs Rd.
    Cookeville, TN 38506
    (931) 526-8015