Those affected by the ongoing federal government shutdown will receive free tickets to Opening Night from the Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League), the club announced Friday. Opening Night for the Smokies is scheduled for April 4, when they host the Mississippi Braves.
If somebody has been affected by the current Government Shutdown, they can contact the Smokies Office to receive (2) free ticket vouchers for the Smokies home opener. Those affected by the government shutdown can call the Smokies Ticket Office at 865-286-2300 to reserve their ticket vouchers for Opening Night.
The Smokies are not only the Minor League Baseball team that has reached out to those affected by the current federal government shutdown, as the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A; Midwest League) purchased a meal for local TSA officers last week. The shutdown is currently on its 28th day, the longest in United States history. Prior to the ongoing shutdown, the longest in United States history was a 21-day shutdown that concluded in January 1996.