Smokies Park
Sevierville, Tennessee
Year Opened
2000

Current Team
Tennessee Smokies

Affiliate
Chicago Cubs

League
Southern League

Capacity
6,400

My Grades
Stadium A- Atmosphere B Concessions B

Photos taken in 2002
At least Knoxville (or Sevierville) did it right. Unlike their neighbors to the south in Chattanooga, the Smokies actually got a better park when they moved from their old one. Bill Meyer Stadium was a neat old park, but had clearly seen better days. If renovations weren't going to be made to it, then building a new park was the next best thing. Unfortunately, the park is built 20 miles outside of Knoxville in Sevierville right of I-40. Smokies Park follows the double-A / Atlantic League model of stadiums, most resembling Lakewood's GPU Energy Park . The park is sunk in, so you enter on the concourse above the seating. The concourse circles the entire park which allows fans to take in the game from many different angles. Concession stands are numerous and contain a decent variety of food at reasonable prices. The seating is mostly individual chairs with just a couple sections of bench seating. There is no middle concourse here, so every seat is close to the field and has good sightlines. Additional seating is available on the grass berms in the outfield. The park is set into the side of a small mountain and has a KOA campground overlooking it. The backdrop is a bit skunky however. A restaurant is located down the third base line and is open before and during the game. There is also a large gift store on the first base side of the concourse. Parking is plentiful and $3. I never saw a game at Bill Meyer Stadium, but to the average fan, I'm sure Smokies Park is an improvement.
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