Suwanee Sports Academy is a national destination for tournaments. Their legendary facilities and player-focused mentality makes it one of the best sports complexes around. The Academy lives by its motto, “empowering the whole player.”

Primarily a basketball and volleyball facility, Suwanee Sports Academy provides teams with seven basketball and 12 volleyball courts. Services like speed, agility, strength, and conditioning programs are offered and can be taken advantage of by any interested competitors.

All work and no play makes for a boring trip however. Suwanee, Georgia and its neighboring towns have a lot of exciting attractions and restaurants that you and your team will want to check out whenever you get the chance.


Things to Do

Main Event Entertainment

Appropriately named, Main Event Entertainment is second to none in terms of fun attractions under one roof. This place is a must visit. Regardless of individual interests on your team, everyone can find activities to get excited about at Main Event Entertainment.

Bowl a few games at the state of the art bowling alley equipped with automatic scoring. Depending on the time of your visit, you may even be able to bowl under the black lights.

Not a fan of bowling? Hit the arcade and attempt to reach to leaderboard of high scores. There are many arcade and virtual reality games, but the one that will catch your eye first is the giant Pac-Man. If and when you get tired of that, you have plenty of other games like Space Invaders, or Star Wars Battle Pod.

If you have a lot of excess energy, the best option would be laser tag. Group up and form a squad to dominate the opponent and come out on top.

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Any daredevils need to try the gravity ropes course. Zoom through the course on a zip line and find out if you can conquer the ropes or let it get the best of you. Only people above 48 inches are permitted on the gravity ropes course.

Haven’t gotten your fill of climbing after doing gravity ropes? Scale Main Event Entertainment’s indoor rock wall.

Do your best to budget out a lot of time for this attraction because of how much there is to do. You’re going to have a difficult time rounding up everyone and convincing them to leave. 471 Northolt Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024


Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Party like it’s 999 and take a trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. This flashy dinner theater show is sure to be one of your team’s favorite experiences during the trip to Suwanee Sports Academy. Whether you have been to one of Medieval Times’ castles and witnessed a show or this is your first time, you can count on an unforgettable night.

Your group will be assigned a knight to cheer for as he battles for honor and the chance to marry the princess. The knights will display their skills in various events like jousting and hand to hand combat. Only the strongest will prevail. Will it be your knight, or will he be defeated in the arena?

It’s not a good old fashioned medieval celebration without a bountiful feast. As you enjoy the spectacle below, you will be partaking in foods of the finest sort, courtesy of the king. You’ll dig into four courses of utensil-free deliciousness.

Some other things to watch out for while you’re at Medieval Times are the royal falcon soaring high above your head, the horses showing off some of their tricks, and skill-based games that the knights will play testing their horse riding and aim. This is an attraction like no other. You won’t find anything else like this in the Suwanee area. 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Mall of Georgia

When your team is competing at Suwanee Sports Academy, there’s one place that they’re definitely going to want to visit. The Mall of Georgia, the southeast’s largest mall, is less than a 15-minute drive from Suwanee Sports Academy.

Encompassing three floors, over 200 stores, and five anchors, Mall of Georgia boasts one of the largest selections of stores and merchandise in this portion of the United States. Two places of note are Billy Beez, an indoor play park, and the Regal Cinema 20 & IMAX.

As you would expect, the dining options are extensive. You’ll find sit-down and fast food restaurants all over. 3333 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519


Coolray Field

Few things beat a night out enjoying a baseball game with friends and teammates. You can treat the team to nine innings of exciting baseball for a very affordable price at Coolray Field.

Scream your head off and cheer for the Gwinnett Stripers. A Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, the Stripers are a talented team that will keep you engaged from the first pitch to the last.

The ballpark has a lot of between-inning entertainment to keep the kids happy and there are even firework shows after games on designated nights. Like all baseball stadiums, you can count on ballpark fare like hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, and chicken fingers. 2500 Buford Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Pirate’s Cove

Recognized as the “best miniature golf course” by the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, Pirate’s Cove provides kids with a fun mini golfing experience.

Pirate’s Cove’s mini golf course might seem easy at first glance, but you’d be wrong for thinking so. Sure, there are a few easier holes, but the majority of its 27 holes will challenge you every time you hit your ball. Filled with water obstacles, bunkers, and other obstructions, this course will give you a run for your money.

Because Georgia typically has great weather, Pirate’s Cove is an easy activity to do on the fly while at Suwanee Sports Academy. 3380 Venture Pkwy NW, Duluth, GA 30096


Bogan Park Aquatic Center

Need a place to cool off from the scorching Georgia heat after a long game at Suwanee Sports Academy? Don’t just go to a pool, swim at Bogan Park Aquatic Center.

The center runs leisure pool play every day of the week at designated times. Your team can play games, swim laps, or slide down the water slides as many times as they want.

You and your team can get a couple hours of enjoyment at the aquatic center or mix things up and play a game or two of volleyball on the sand courts. There’s even a playground that younger kids will love. 2723 N Bogan Rd NE, Buford, GA 30519


Paranoia Quest

Find out if you have what it takes to conquer Paranoia Quest’s puzzling escape rooms. Found near the Mall of Georgia, Paranoia Quest houses five unique themed rooms to pick from.

Varying in topics from breaking out of jail to hunting down a witch, to surviving a zombie apocalypse, each room is designed to provide customers with a one of a kind experience with clues, puzzles, and hidden objects. Every room has its own success rate ranging from as much as 50 percent to as little as 11 percent.

Escape Plan, The Dig, Witch Hunter, and Zombie Hour are the best choices for a larger group since they allow a maximum of 10 to 12 people. The fifth room, Pocket Universe only allows four people at one time, so it isn’t very viable unless you decide to split your team up in multiple rooms at the same time. 3333 Buford Dr, Buford GA 30519


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Places to Eat

Your Pie

Pizza your way, Your Pie specializes in build your own pies, salads, and sandwiches. Not far from Suwanee Sports Academy, Your Pie is all about customization.

For the pizza, include whatever you want down to the type of dough. Then pick from an extensive list of sauces, cheeses, and extra toppings.

If you’re too hungry to create your own meal, Your Pie cooks up signature pies, panini sandwiches, and chopped salads. Good news for sweetooths, Your Pie also makes its very own gelato and sorbet. 3370 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024


The Orient Garden

Savor flavors of the eastern hemisphere at The Orient Garden. This Asian restaurant serves a hodgepodge of cuisines. Any fans of Chinese food will be more than pleased with the options available. There’s a long list of vegetable, fish, chicken, beef, and seafood dishes with rice smothered in delicious sauces. Fried rice and noodles can also be found on the menu.

Moving across the Sea of Japan, The Orient Garden makes a large variety of sushi rolls and sashimi as well. No one on the team is going to leave disappointed after eating here. 2880 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024


Frontera Mex-Mex Grill

For a little south of the border dining, Frontera Mex-Mex Grill is the place. The best bang for your buck is the combo platters with things like enchiladas and burritos with a side of rice and beans.

Frontera grills up some entrees too and makes really tasty nachos and fajitas. Their portions are on the bigger side, so you might even be able to get an entire second meal from all the leftovers. 2137 Lawrenceville-Suwanne Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024



Classic Italian fare in a casual atmosphere, Ippolito’s has been a local favorite since 1989.

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One of the best parts about Ippolito’s is the diversity of pizzas. They have many flatbread recipes and specialty pizzas that will satisfy any cravings.

In addition to the pizzas, you have many other choices: hot sandwiches, calzones, and pasta, as well as traditional Italian chicken and seafood dishes. 350 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024


Suwanee Sports Academy will surely provide your team with an exceptional tournament experience. Similarly, the town of Suwanee is sure to show your team a good time during your stay. Its consistently warm weather will only add to your team’s travel experience.

With so many attractions and restaurants near Suwanee Sports Academy, your team will be having fun from the second they arrive to the second they depart.