Vol Baseball to Hold Fan Appreciation Day

Jan. 31, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee baseball program will host a preseason fan appreciation day from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Admission is free as fans are invited to come tour Lindsey Nelson Stadium, meet the team and take a few swings in the new indoor batting cage facility.

"We are extremely excited about the upcoming season and hope that Fan Appreciation Day will allow our passionate fans an opportunity to interact with our players, get a behind-the-scenes look at our tremendous facility and see our team in action for the first time," UT head coach Dave Serrano said. "When we had to make the decision to cancel our banquet due to weather concerns, it was important for us to show our fans how much we appreciate their support. We hope that this event will let them know that they are a part of our team."

Fans who attend this event will receive two free tickets to UT's contest against Ole Miss on Sunday, April 21, and a selection of Tennessee baseball items.

They will also be able to interact and get autographs from members of the team, put their name in for raffle drawings for a variety of items, including the chance to throw out the first pitch at a future game and participate in a silent auction for autographed memorabilia from former Vol legends like Todd Helton and R.A. Dickey, as well as MLB Hall of Famer George Brett and much more.

Serrano will provide a season preview and participate in a Q&A session from 11-11:30 a.m. in the MVP Club Room. The team will then begin practice at noon before holding a scrimmage at 1:30 p.m.

In addition, fans will be able to take a first-hand look at available seats in Lindsey Nelson Stadium and have the opportunity to purchase 2013 season tickets with home games against perennial powers such as Arizona State, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Georgia, as well as SEC newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M.

Parking is available inside the left-field gate or in lot C-1 behind the scoreboard in right field.

Fans who previously purchased tickets to the 2013 Leadoff Banquet can call Rachel Miller at (865) 974-9001 to arrange a benefits package as reimbursement for your prior contribution.

Season tickets for the 2013 campaign are now available. Make sure to purchase your seats now by visiting UTTix.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale Feb. 11.

For more information about Tennessee baseball, visit UTSports.com/Baseball, follow @Vol_Baseball on Twitter or like the Vols on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/VolBaseball.





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