SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies have announced that the Tri-Star Classic presented by Toyota Knoxville has been moved to Lindsey Nelson Stadium on the University of Tennessee campus. The games will take place March 2-4, 2018.
Due to extensive field repair this fall, the field at Smokies Stadium has not fully healed. The University of Tennessee has graciously allowed the event to continue, and the Tri-Star Classic will be played at Lindsey Nelson Stadium to allow the field to mend prior to the 2018 Smokies season.
General admission tickets can be purchased at the University of Tennessee baseball ticket office or online at AllVols.com for $10 per day. Any tickets purchased online must be printed by the buyer before coming to the stadium. UT students and students from any other participating schools may enter for free with their student ID and sit in any general admission areas except for the lower chair back seats.
Tennessee Volunteers season ticket holders can pick up complimentary tickets at the front of the stadium as long as they have identification. All seating will be general admission with the lower chair back seating areas held for Smokies ticket buyers and UT season ticket holders.
Any ticket questions can be directed to the Tennessee Smokies ticket office (865-286-2300) or the Tennessee Athletics ticket office (865-656-1200).
Free baseball parking will be located in Lots GF1, GF2, GF3 and GF4. Free parking will also available in the G16 garage on Sunday. The G16 garage will charge for parking beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Additional parking is located on the street along Todd Helton Drive. Handicap parking is located in marked handicap spaces on Pat Head Summitt Drive and G16 Garage. A full parking map can be found here.
Lindsey Nelson Stadium enforces a clear bag policy for fans entering the stadium, more information can be found at utsports.com/clearbag. No alcohol will be served at Lindsey Nelson Stadium during the Tri-Star Classic.
The updated Tri-Star Classic games schedule will be as follows:
Friday, March 2
3:00 p.m. ET: UT vs. ETSU
7:00 p.m. ET: Memphis vs. MTSU
Saturday, March 3
12:00 p.m. ET: UT vs. Memphis
4:00 p.m. ET: ETSU vs. MTSU
Sunday, March 4
12:00 p.m. ET: ETSU vs. Memphis
4:00 p.m. ET: MTSU vs. Tennessee
ABOUT THE TENNESSEE SMOKIES
The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Members of the ten-team Southern League, Smokies baseball has been entertaining families and fans of America's national pastime in the East Tennessee region for over 100 years. To learn more about the Tennessee Smokies, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com
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