Tennessee Smokies celebrate award with $1 tickets

Wed, Mar 7

The cost of attending a sporting event can be an expensive proposition these days.

But there are deals to be had if you know where to look.

Starting Wednesday, the Tennessee Smokies baseball club is offering tickets to their April 10 home opener for $1 apiece.

The Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are offering the special to celebrate receiving the 2011 John H. Johnson President's Award, which is presented to the top organization in minor league baseball.

This is the second consecutive season the Smokies have sold $1 seats to their home opener. The team offered the same deal last year to celebrate 100 years of professional baseball in East Tennessee.

The Smokies play in Sevierville, Tenn., located about 25 miles east of Knoxville, and will host the Southern League All-Star Game on June 19.