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Take me out to a ball game! One of the best things to do during spring in the Smoky Mountains is go to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather and feel like a local as you cheer on the team! Get ready to head to the ballpark because baseball season in the Smoky Mountains is almost here. Here’s all you need to know before you go to a Smokies baseball game:
Where It’s At
The Smokies Stadium is located in Kodak, TN, just a short drive from Sevierville. If you’re coming from Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, all you have to do is hop on HWY 66, and you’ll run into the stadium on your right! It’s a quick and easy drive for an afternoon filled with fun and baseball.
About the Team
The Smokies baseball team is Sevier County’s very own Minor League Baseball team. It is a Double-A affiliate of 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs. Many notable Cubs players were on the Smokies before they moved up to the Major League, such as Kris Bryant, Carl Edwards Jr. and Kyle Hendricks, who all had a hand in the World Series win. Find out more former Smokies players who helped the Cubs win the World Series! When you come to a Smokies game, you might be seeing future Major League players. Games start in April and run through September, so you have plenty of time to make plans to attend a game during your Smoky Mountain vacation!
About the Ballpark
Smokies Stadium is known as “America’s Friendliest Ballpark.” You’ll feel right at home when you attend a game! No matter where you sit, you’ll have a great view of the game. The ballpark provides a vacation all in itself! There is even a Kid Zone with a giant inflatable slide, a moonbounce, a playground gym and more. One of the newest additions to the ballpark for everyone to enjoy is the Smoky Mountain Brewery Bullpen, which is a full-service restaurant located down the third baseline. There are tables and a bar inside, but fans can also walk up to the bar down the third baseline without leaving the concourse! It is so much more than just a baseball stadium, and there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy while you’re there.
One thing that’s so great about Smokies baseball is the weekly promotions at the stadium. There are popular traditions like Dollar Dog Night, All You Can Eat Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursday. On Dollar Dog Night, you can enjoy a hot dog for only $1 every Monday night home game. On All You Can Eat Wednesdays, you can chow down on hamburgers, hot dogs, buffalo chicken dip, ice cream sandwiches and more! On Thirsty Thursday, you can enjoy $1 beer and sodas during the game. During the summer, you’ll be able to see amazing firework shows after select games! No matter what day the game you attend lands on, you’ll be able to take advantage of amazing deals that make your experience at the baseball game even better.
You won’t want to miss out on the chance to visit the Smokies Stadium during baseball season. Check out all your options for places to stay in the Smoky Mountains and start planning your trip to a Smokies baseball game!