Smokies Stadium sets record

Smokies Stadium set an attendance record over the weekend with 7,958 showing up for Star Wars night. The previous record was set May 14 of 2016 with 7,902.

It was the annual Star Wars Night at Smokies Stadium, with the first 1,000 fans receiving a light saber and the series’ characters on display all night. The fans stuck around after the game for the first fireworks show of the year, which was especially majestic with the multicolored light sabers lighting up the stands, while the multicolored fireworks lit up the sky.

Jen-Ho Tseng pitched seven innings of one run baseball, but it wasn’t enough as the Smokies fell 3-1 to the Montgomery Biscuits.


The Tennessee Smokies are the Double-A affiliate of the World Series Champion 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.

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