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Talking New Ballpark for Smokies, ‘Daylighting’ of River

Opening Day for the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League) is Thursday night.  As thousands prepare to gather at the baseball team’s Kodak (TN) stadium, some in Knoxville speculate about when the team could move to Old City.  City Councilman Mark Campen is supportive of a possible ballpark in the Old City and said he hopes project leaders will take First Creek’s possibilities into their plans.  Read more here.

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Maneuvering for Property for Knoxville Ballpark Project

As the city of Knoxville (TN) and Randy Boyd continue talks about bringing the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League) team to the Old City, two businesses have been approached by real estate agents inquiring about their willingness to sell property near the stadium site.  Read more here.

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Knoxville Mayor Talks New Ballpark at Council Meeting

Talks are still going on a project aiming to bring baseball back to downtown Knoxville (TN).  The discussion comes and goes, but this week, Mayor Madeline Rogero brought up the idea in front of Knoxville City Council.  Read more here and watch news report here.

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Smokies Promote Webster, Announce Other Front Office Moves

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Smokies announce that Bryan Webster has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Stadium Operations. Webster had previously served as the Director of Stadium Operations, and will now work closely with the management team at the Smokies. Continue reading

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Smokies Promote Volk to GM-Business Operations

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies announce that Tim Volk has been promoted to General Manager- Business Operations. Volk served as Assistant General Manager this past season, and will handle all business operations on a day to day basis and maintain a position on the executive team for the club with his new role. Continue reading

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Smokies Eyeing New Ballpark?

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoIn recent months, conversations have amplified about the possibility of a baseball stadium in Knoxville (TN), but are the pieces finally coming together? Seven acres of land, a part of the Knox Rail Salvage property, is reportedly now owned by Randy Boyd, the owner of the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A, Southern League). Read more and watch news report here.

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Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

Tennessee Smokies New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies Wednesday afternoon revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference at Calhoun’s On The River in downtown Knoxville. Continue reading

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Smokies Announce Major Television Partnership

Tennessee Smokies Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Smokies will air 22 consecutive weeks of programming on WKNX beginning April 5, 2014 and tentatively concluding on August 30,2014. The yet to be named show airing every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM will be a behind the scenes look at the 2014 Smokies baseball team and the fun things that abound at Smokies Stadium. The show will take fans into the clubhouse with the players, Continue reading

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Field at Smokies Park Undergoes Renovation

Tennessee Smokies Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – Work has begun on a major field renovation at Smokies Park. The project will be completed this fall and the field will be ready for the start of the Tennessee Smokies 2014 season. Continue reading

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Barons to Honor 1948 Black Barons at 18th Rickwood Classic

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood announced details Thursday for the 18th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance. Set for Wednesday, May 29, the classic will celebrate the legendary 1948 Birmingham Black Barons. The 12:30 p.m. contest will showcase the Birmingham Barons against the Tennessee Smokies Continue reading

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Tennessee Smokies: MiLB Organization of the Year

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, was formally recognized from among over 160 minor league teams across North America as the “organization of the year” in Minor League Baseball. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., announced today the Smokies have been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Continue reading

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Smokies Unveil 2012 Southern League All-Star Game Logos

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies released the logos for the 2012 Southern League All-Star Game on Thursday. The Midsummer Classic will feature some of the most talented prospects in minor league baseball and be held at Smokies Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Continue reading

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Smokies Launch iPhone/Android App

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies are proud to announce the launching of a FREE iPhone/Android application. The Android App is presented long time Smokies Corporate Partner U.S. Cellular. This free Smokies app, which was developed by Onseeker Technologies, gives fans the on-the-go way to stay updated on Smokies news, stadium information and ticket details. Continue reading

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Smokies Unveil Rest of 2011 Promotional Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, conclude the unveiling of the team’s 2011 season promotional schedule with a preview of the individual theme nights including giveaways and appearances. With something lined up different every day of the season, the 2011 Smokies experience will bring you a “Century of Memories!” Continue reading

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Smokies Announce 2011 ‘Century of Memories’ Promotions

PRESS RELEASE – The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to roll out the 2011 promotional schedule as part of our “Century of Memories” campaign. With a concentrated effort to offer the best value in local entertainment, the Smokies are returning many promotional favorites and adding some new twists and turns throughout the season. With something different lined up Continue reading

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Gates Named Sportswriter of the Year

PRESS RELEASE – In conjunction with the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the Tennessee Smokies are proud to announce that long-time Smokies beat writer Nick Gates of the Knoxville News Sentinel has been named the league’s 2010 Sportswriter of the Year, as voted upon by the league’s radio broadcasters and general managers. Continue reading

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