Smokies Stadium Hosts In-State Foes on April 26

By Tennessee Smokies | March 16, 2017 2:05 PM ET

SEVIERVILLE - The Tennessee Smokies have announced they will host a college baseball game featuring the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on Wednesday, April 26. First pitch for the game will be at 6:00 pm as gates will open at 5:00 pm.

This will be the third scheduled meeting between the two teams during the 2017 season. The first meeting in Johnson City was postponed due to weather, while the other meeting between the two teams is scheduled for April 11 in Knoxville. The Volunteers lead the all-time series against East Tennessee State with a 62-16 record against the Bucs.

"We are excited to host both of these fine schools," added Smokies President and COO Chris Allen. "With the expansion of Boyd Sports last year to Johnson City and our existing ownership of the Tennessee Smokies, this was a perfect fit geographically. We look forward to having both these prestigious programs compete here at Smokies stadium."

The Smokies will feature multiple ticket options for fans of both teams for the event. Field level seating prices will be $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors, and $5 for current UT and ETSU students. The team will also offer All You Can Eat options ranging from $19 for adults, $17 for children, and $15 for students. For more ticket information fans can call (865) 286-2300, visit smokiesbaseball.com, or visit the Smokies Box Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. Tickets are available for purchase now at the box office, online, or by phone call.

Smokies Stadium will be in full operation, as all concession stands will be open along with the Kids Zone, on-field games, music, and more. Tennessee Smokies ticket vouchers for the 2017 season will not be valid for this game.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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