Science Bowl Logistics

View driving instructions, logistics, accommodations, and registration information for the Tennessee Science Bowl:

Accommodations

Coaches and students should arrive at the Hilton Knoxville Airport in Alcoa on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for registration, drawing for competition division placement, room keys, photographs, social activities, and dinner. Lodging will be four (4) students per room. Lodging will be provided for one coach per team (unless the second coach or chaperone, required by the school system, will room with the primary coach). Documentation signed by a school administrator must be submitted to verify that a chaperone is required by the school system.

Due to budget limitations, each additional coach or chaperone (required by the school system) must make his/her own lodging arrangements and cover the cost (unless the second coach or chaperone, required by the school system, will room with the primary coach). The Hilton Knoxville Airport will provide the TSB room rate for individual reservations, if rooms are available. To make individual registrations, call 865-970-4300 and ask for the Sales Office.

Friday Arrival and Registration

On Friday, teams should report to the Hilton Knoxville Airport in Alcoa, TN, between 3:00-5:00 p.m. for team and lodging registration. T-shirts and tote bags will be distributed, and coaches will draw for team positions on the round-robin bracket. The dinner and program will begin at 6:00 p.m., and door prizes will be given away after the program.

All teams must register on Friday even if a team does not intend to lodge at the Hilton Hotel. Team registration will not be conducted on Saturday. Please call Karen Brummett at 865-207-3887 if your team is unable to register on Friday.

Saturday Competition

On Saturday, teams should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. at Pellissippi State Community College, Blount County Campus (located about 8-9 miles from the Hilton Knoxville Airport), to report for the competition. The first morning round (round-robin format in the a.m.) will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The afternoon single-elimination rounds will begin after lunch, and the championship round will end around 4:30 p.m.

Directions to Tennessee Science Bowl Locations

Important Addresses

Hilton Knoxville Airport
2001 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, Tennessee 37701
Phone:865-970-4300

Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC)- Blount County Campus
2731 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Friendsville, TN 37737

Driving Instructions to the Hilton Knoxville Airport

Hilton Knoxville Airport is located adjacent to the McGhee Tyson Airport.

From the North: I-75 to Business Loop to I-40 East to Exit 386B Highway 129S -or- I-75 to 275/Knoxville to I-40 West to Exit 386B Highway 129S; approximately 11 miles to Hilton Knoxville Airport on the right.

From the South: I-75 North to I-40 East to Exit 376B (I-140); follow I-40 for 11 miles to Exit 11A: 2 ½ miles to Hilton Knoxville Airport on the right.

From the East: I-40 W to Exit 386B Highway 129S; go 11 miles to Hilton Knoxville Airport on the right.

From the West: I-40 East to Exit 376B I-140; follow I-140 for 11 miles to Exit 11A (hwy 129S-Alcoa Highway); approximately 2 ½ miles to Hilton Knoxville Airport on the right.

Driving Instructions to PSCC from Hilton Knoxville Airport

  • Turn right on to TN-115 S/US-129 S
  • Keep right at the fork to merge onto TN-115 S / US-129 S.
  • Turn right at TN-73 W / US-321 S / W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy and go approximately 8.4 miles.
  • The campus is on the left across divided parkway.

Driving Instructions to PSCC From Downtown Knoxville

Driving on I-40, take Exit 386B, US-129 / Alcoa Highway.

  • Follow US-129 / Alcoa Highway to McGhee-Tyson Airport.
  • Continue 1.5 miles past airport.
  • Keep right at the fork to merge onto TN-115 S / US-129 S.
  • Turn right at TN-73 W / US-321 S / W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy and go approximately 8.4 miles.
  • The campus is on the left across divided parkway.

Driving Instructions to PSCC From West Knoxville

East: Driving east on I-40, take Exit 376, I-140 / Pellissippi Parkway

West: Driving west on I-40, take Exit 376A, I-140 / Pellissippi Parkway

  • Follow I-140 / Pellissippi Parkway 11 miles to the US-129 / Alcoa Highway exit.
  • Take Exit 11A, US-129 S / Alcoa Highway.
  • Follow US-129 / Alcoa Highway to McGhee-Tyson Airport.
  • Continue 1.5 miles past airport.
  • Keep right at the fork to merge onto TN-115 S / US-129 S.
  • Turn right at TN-73 W / US-321 S / W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy and go approximately 8.4 miles.
  • The campus is on the left across divided parkway.