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Tri-Star Classic moves from Smokies Stadium to UT

(Tennessee Smokies) 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 on the document attached to this press release.

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 Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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