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The Rocky Mount Sports Complex Hosts Teams from Across the South


When viewed from above, it is a work of art.


The pitcher’s mounds and carefully manicured greens of the Rocky Mount Sports Complex in North Carolina look like giant flowers extending along Independence Drive. The 143-acre area, located just off of I-95, offers extensive recreational activities for local youth and hosts regional tournaments featuring teams from across the South.  The activities on the field create another artistic aspect to the facility, as hobbyists and competitors move to a rhythm of sounds: the crack of the bat, the soft thud of a ball hitting a catcher’s mitt, the rattle of a Frisbee hitting its mark on the disc golf course. These sounds serve as a rallying cry that reminds spectators and athletes alike to strive for their best.

The Rocky Mount Sports Complex, built in 2006, serves as a hub of activity for local and regional youth. In addition to hosting several Parks and Recreation league games, the complex is also the site of regional, state and national sporting events. Teams have traveled from as far away as Florida to participate in tournaments held at this facility. It has drawn athletes from Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.


The complex includes:

  • Six professionally built youth playing fields
  • Four softball/ multiple use fields
  • One professionally built championship baseball field
  • Eight soccer fields
  • Two outdoor basketball courts
  • One professional disc golf course
  • Two outdoor volleyball courts

For those who are not members of team sports, the complex still has a lot to offer, including a walking trail, playground area, and batting cages. The complex is ADA-accessible and has been the center of such events such as the Relay for Life and the Rocky Mount Independence Day Celebration.

The complex includes the Rocky Mount Athletic Football Stadium, which hosts one of the great North Carolina college football tournaments: The Down East Viking Classic. This game features two gridiron greats: the Elizabeth City State University Vikings and the Fayetteville State University Broncos. The stadium is also the home to the Carolina Stallions Football team and the USA South Lacrosse Spring Championships.

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