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-Putnam County 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

  • Putnam County is home to seven 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