Tennessee Smokies Overview

Fast facts

League: Southern League

Head Coach: Kevin Graber

Team Mascot: Homer Hound

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 6412

City / State: Kodak / Tennessee

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Tennessee Smokies vs Jackson Generals

Rival Team: Jackson Generals

It’s always a big matchup when the Smokies take on in-state rivals Jackson. The Smokies and Generals compete for in-state supremacy whenever they clash making every game between these rivals a must-see.

Tennessee Smokies vs Chattanooga Lookouts

Rival Team: Chattanooga Lookouts

You won’t want to miss it when the Smokies square off with in-state rivals Chattanooga. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when the Smokies and Lookouts meet, so don’t miss the matchups between these two Tennessee-based rivals.

Tennessee Smokies Tailgate Guide


Tailgating is a huge part of attending sporting events in Tennessee, which can be seen on Saturdays throughout the fall. As a result of the state’s love of tailgating, you’ll have a lot of fun pregaming before a Smokies game. While the tailgating scene may pale in comparison to what you’ll find in Knoxville on game days, the Smokies have held tailgating cook offs in the past.

Arrive at Smokies Stadium early and enjoy all the pregame festivities surrounding a Tennesee Smokies game.


Lodge Exterior

Smokies Stadium features a unique lodge-styled exterior, which helps fit in with its Smoky Mountain surrounding. The exterior features a waterfall, fir trees, and more, so take some time to appreciate the ballparks one of a kind design.

Where to tailgate

Tennessee Smokies Stadium Guide

In Game

Minor League Baseball fans will have a fantastic time taking in a Tennessee Smokies game at Smokies Stadium. Smokies Stadium presents an excellent baseball experience that anyone who loves baseball will enjoy as they’re chalked full of traditions and baseball history.

One of the best parts of a Smokies game is the raising of the W flag after every win. The tradition comes from the Smokies’ parent club the Chicago Cubs and is one of the most famous traditions in baseball making it a fun part of any Smokies game. Baseball fans, especially Cubs fans, will enjoy the W flag so stay after the game and take in this fun tradition.

If you’re a longtime Smokies fan, you’ll also love the seats from Meyer Stadium in right field. The seats do an excellent job of linking the current day Smokies to their past in Knoxville and are a must-see for any baseball fan taking in a game at Smokies Stadium.

Smokies games also offer plenty of entertainment for those of you who aren’t as into the game as well as kids. Smokies Stadium features several excellent places to grab a bite to eat including Calhoun’s at the Yard and the Smoky Mountain Brewery Bullpen. There is also lots of family entertainment including the team’s three mascots and Homer’s Playland ensuring that the kids won’t get restless during the game.

A Smokies game is an excellent entertainment option for anyone visiting the Knoxville area, so get your tickets to a Smokies game today.

Things to check out

W Flag

Since the Smokies became the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in 2007, they have flown a W flag after every victory just like their parent club. Look for the W flag in the outfield after every Smokies win.

Meyer Stadium Seats

Take a seat in the Meyer Stadium seats in the outfield behind the right-field foul pole. The seats are a nice tribute to the Smokies history and their former home, so see them during your visit to Smokies Stadium.

Homer’s Playland

If you’re taking the kids to the game, then make sure to visit Homer’s Playland. Homer’s Playland is located down the right field line and features inflatables, skeeball, a playground, and more.

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Chicken Run

Kids ages five to twelve can take part in the Chicken Run at select Smokies games. The Chicken Run allows kids on the field to chase after Clucky Jacobson, so make your way to Section 118 an inning before the event to take part in the fun.


When attending a Friday or Saturday game, make sure to stick around for the fireworks after the game. Fans of all ages love the postgame fireworks show, so don’t miss it during your visit to Smokies Stadium.

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GoTeez Locker Room

Pick up a Smokies cap or t-shirt at the GoTeez Locker Room. Here you’ll find a wide selection of ballpark souvenirs making it an excellent place to pick up a keepsake from your trip.

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You won’t want to miss the Smokies’ mascots and their antics. Slugger, Diamond, and Homer get into all kinds of shenanigans at games, making them a must-see part of any game.

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Smoky Mountain Brewery Bullpen

Those of you looking to enjoy a meal at the ballpark will want to stop by the Smoky Mountain Brewery Bullpen. The full-service restaurant features food, drinks, tables, and a bar, so stop by and grab a bite during the game.

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Lone Seat

Check out the lone seat when taking in a game at Smokies Stadium. The lone seat is reserved for military personnel missing in action and is an excellent way to pay tribute to these individuals.

Calhoun’s at the Yard

Calhoun’s at the Yard is located in left field and is an excellent place to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet while taking in a game. Here you’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat pork, chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and more making the buffet well worth the price tag.

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Tennessee Smokies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Iron Boar Saloon

    Iron Boar Saloon

    A great atmosphere, delicious food and the coldest “Teeth Bustin Draft Beer”.

    104 Waldens Main St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Fox and Parrot Tavern

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    Any place that serves beer can call itself a bar, but a pub is something special. We take the statement "Authentic British Pub" very, very seriously. A Tavern? Certainly. A Bar? Never!

    1065 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

    Bar website

    european - $

  3. Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar

    La Isla mexican El Toro Bar Grill

    Great Mexican food and over-the-top service.

    732 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  4. Pete’s Pub & Grub

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    A great place to go to relax and hang out with friends over some good food and drinks.

    841 W Hwy 25 70, Dandridge, TN 37725, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Bluff’s


    We take pride in serving every appetizer, entree, and drink but, most importantly to ensure that each and everyone is satisfied and appreciated.

    1548 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Glow Sky Lounge & Bar

    bar drink

    Great times, great food & great drinks await!

    2004 Red Bank Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Smoky Mountain Brewery

    Smoky Mountain Brewery

    We are a natural gathering place for any televised sporting event or just a great meal. Inside you'll find one of the largest working micro breweries in the state of TN.

    2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ & Grill


    Serving great BBQ and much, much more! Fabulous Desserts!

    1818 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  9. The Diner

    The Diner

    THE DINER offers a unique dining experience and delicious, homemade food to customers throughout Sevierville, TN and surrounding areas.

    550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin

    Flapjacks Pancake Cabin

    Good old fashioned breakfasts to satisfy your country hunger.

    3401 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37764, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

    Bennetts Pit BarBQue barbecue

    BENNETT'S PIT BBQ serves meals that are moist, tender and packed full of flavor.

    2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  12. No Way Jose’s Cantina

    No Way Joses Cantina

    Food is amazing, place is wonderful, and the servers are very nice and friendly.

    104 Waldens Main St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$

  13. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria & Arcade

    Big Daddys Pizzeria Arcade

    This is not your average pizza pie! At the heart of Big Daddy's is a 550 degree, wood-fired flame inside of a one-of-a-kind brick oven. Our pizza starts with handcrafted, homemade dough that is pulled by our own "pizzeoli". It is then topped with one of our homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. We're so committed to that freshness that there isn't a freezer on the premises. The end product pays homage to the pizza's classic Neapolitan roots with a deliciously, crispy crust.

    1820 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. Blue Moose Burgers & Wings

    Blue Moose Burgers Wings

    Blue Moose serves a variety of casual American fare from the juiciest angus beef burgers, award winning jumbo chicken wings in 16 different flavors, hotdogs, salads and ice cold beer.

    2430 Teaster Ln #108, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Mama’s Farmhouse

    Mamas Farmhouse

    At Mama's Farmhouse we like to do things differently than most all-you-can-eat restaurants.

    208 Pickel St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Mel’s Classic Diner

    Mels Classic Diner

    We have all of the classic food that you can expect from 50’s style diner, from Burgers to Great Banana Splits.

    119 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Huck Finn’s

    Huck Finns

    Fast friendly service, in a fun laid back atmosphere; serving the highest quality food for a great value.

    3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Wood Grill Buffet

    WGs Wings

    Good food, great service, nice atmosphere.

    2301 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Cowboy’s Seafood On the Water

    Cowboys Seafood On the Water

    Cowboy's on the Water is a family friendly restaurant with magnificent views of Douglas Lake.

    1435 TN-139, Dandridge, TN 37725, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  20. El Paso Mexican Restaurant

    La Corona Taco La Chiquita Tacos Taco Corono Mexican Restaurant Tacos El Burrito Loco

    Great Mexican food, and nice, friendly staff.

    560 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$