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Spending an evening at the ballpark is a classic summer vacation activity! Sevier County is lucky enough to have its very own Minor League Baseball team: the Tennessee Smokies. As a Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Smokies are a training ground for future Major League talent.
Located just a short drive from Sevierville in Kodak, TN, Smokies Stadium is known as “America’s Friendliest Ballpark” because of its fun and welcoming atmosphere. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to the top five things you’ll love about attending a Tennessee Smokies baseball game.
While most Major League games come with a Major League price, this certainly isn’t the case for seeing the Tennessee Smokies. Although ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week, adults can typically expect to pay either $9.50 or $11.50 for a seat at Smokies Stadium. Children/Senior tickets are a dollar less than adult tickets. With such reasonable rates, taking the whole family to the ballpark won’t break the bank!
2. Special Deals Throughout the Week
Smokies Stadium offers a number of great promotions throughout the week that make your evening at the park even more affordable. Here are some of the ballpark’s most popular weekly traditions:
Dollar Dog Monday: On every Monday night game, fans can purchase delicious hot dogs for just $1.00.
All You Can Eat Wednesday: For one low price, Wednesday night visitors to Smokies Stadium can enjoy unlimited food. All of the park’s best concessions are available as part of this deal, including hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos with cheese, potato chips, buffalo chicken dip, baked beans, Pepsi products, and ice cream sandwiches.
Thirsty Thursday: During every Thursday night home game, beer and soda are just $1.00.
3. Fun Theme Nights
Tennessee Smokies baseball games are famous for their theme nights! These special events can include everything from bobblehead giveaways to tributes to Jimmy Buffett or Star Wars. This summer, Smokies Stadium will host the LEGO Play Ball Tour Weekend, where young guests can play with LEGOS, build and race vehicles, and pose for photos with supersized LEGO models. To see all of the upcoming events at the ballpark, check out the official Tennessee Smokies promotion schedule.
4. Fireworks on Fridays and Saturdays
From mid-May through the end of July, Smokies Stadium hosts awesome fireworks displays after every home game on Friday and Saturday nights. These fantastic pyrotechnic shows feature patriotic music and a dazzling collection of colors and designs. The fireworks at Smokies Stadium are the next best thing to visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for July 4th!
5. See the Major League Stars of Tomorrow
When you attend a Tennessee Smokies baseball game, you might just see the All-Stars of tomorrow! Many of the players on the Chicago Cubs spent time with the Smokies earlier in their careers, including Kris Bryant, Carl Edwards Jr., and Javier Baez. Follow the link to learn about all of the former Tennessee Smokies baseball players who helped the Cubs win the World Series.
For a comprehensive guide to all of the best attractions and activities in the area, check out our listing of Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains!