Dale Murphy Night is on Thursday June 24
Hey Smokies Fans!
Your 2010 First Half North Division Champion Tennessee Smokies are home this week for a six game home series against the Carolina Mudcats. This is the first opportunity for the fans to welcome the champions back to East Tennessee.
We’re kicking off the second half of our 2010 homestand this Tuesday, June 22 with six games against the Carolina Mudcats. Tuesday’s home opener is featuring the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest from 4:15-7:15 p.m. just outside our stadium gates.
Similar to years past, the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest is FREE fun for the entire family! In addition to the plethora of inflatables that will be lined up for the kids to play in, other attractions will include a minor league baseball museum featuring more than 100 years of baseball history, a state-of-the-art Home Run Derby video game arcade, batting and pitching cages, bungee runs and FREE souvenir personalized baseball cards!
Remember fans that this is a FREE three-hour event before our 7:15 p.m. game that night against the Mudcats. But if you can’t make it out to the ballpark on Tuesday, we’ve got a lot more fun and excitement lined up for you through next Sunday, June 27!
Click on a date below to purchase tickets to that particular game.
Tuesday, June 22 – If you’re looking to stay for our 7:15 game after hitting up the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest beforehand, make sure to bring with you a KRAFT Singles package wrapper to our ticket window when buying your tickets, as it will get you a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” ticket deal to the game!
Wednesday, June 23 – All residents and employees of Sevier County get a $2 ticket discount off walk-up ticket purchases to tonight’s game, as part of “Sevier County Night!”
Thursday, June 24 – You definitely want to be out here today and tonight as former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy will be here for our ‘Dale Murphy Luncheon’ at 12:00 p.m. inside our Double Play Cafe to meet with fans and sign autpgraphs. And during our 7:15 game, he will be doing the same. More on this great event can be found HERE!
Tonight’s also about the kids with “Kids Eat Free” and “Kids Run the Bases” at the ballpark. All kids 12-and-under with a paid field level or bleacher seat get a FREE hot dog, chips and small soda, courtesy of STAR 102.1. And after the game, they get to run the bases, courtesy of Shoney’s Family Restaurants.
And finally, we’ll have some winners at tonight’s game. Every fan coming to the game will win with Pilot Prize Night (make sure to grab that scratch-off card as you come in) and one lucky fan will win two (2) round-trip tickets on Allegiant Air!
Friday, June 25 – Prep yourself for July 4 with our post-game fireworks spectacular tonight at Smokies Park, courtesy of Pepsi, Coors Light, Knoxville News Sentinel, WVLT-TV and WIVK-FM.
Saturday, June 26 – Join us for our 6:15 p.m. game and Knoxville Harley Davidson Night here at the ballpark and catch a glimpse of the pre-game motorcycle parade on the field. You might even be selected to roll the dice during the game to spell “H-A-R-L-E-Y” and win a Harley Davidson motorcycle!
During the game, make sure to purchase those numbered tennis balls on our stadium concourse for your chance to win big in our Post-Game Ball Toss!
Sanday, June 27 – Wrapping up the homestand is Jimmy Buffett Night here at the ballpark, courtesy of WBIR-TV 10! In paying tribute to Jimmy Buffett, we’ll be having $2 cheeseburgers and $2 Coronas all night long. And make sure to stay after the game, as Buffett tribute band, Key West, will be performing live for a 90-minute set down our third base line!
You can learn more about all our ticket deals and promotions by visiting our Facebook and Twitter pages, and signing up for text alerts by texting “SMOKIES” to 62447. Adult field level or bleacher seats are $10/$8. Child (12-and-under) and senior (55+) field level or bleacher seats are $9/$7.
Alberto Cabrera will take the ball for Tennessee tonight in the opening game of the second half. Cabrera is 0-3, with a 6.61 ERA this season. Starting for the Mudcats is Matt Klinker, who is 4-4 with a 1.82 ERA.
Our broadcast begins tonight at 7 p.m. with the Pilot Oscar-Mayer Pregame Show, featuring an interview with manager Bill Dancy.
You can listen to the game here online on smokiesbaseball.com or on the Smokies Radio Network’s flagship station, The Sports Animal.Thanks for listening!