BOONE, N.C. — In advance of Appalachian State Baseball’s home opener, the program has set a record for season tickets sold.
The old record was set in 2013, after the Mountaineers reached an NCAA Regional as the regular season champions of the Southern Conference. The current App State team is coming off a 13-3 win at Western Carolina early in the second season for head coach Kermit Smith.
Making its 2018 debut this weekend at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium, Appalachian (3-4) faces Marshall (4-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. and on Sunday in a doubleheader that begins at noon.
There will be exciting new amenities this year at Smith Stadium, including a partnership with the locally owned Higher Grounds Coffee Shoppe, which will have a stand-alone location and sell its beverages inside the stadium. Coffee, hot chocolate, mochas, lattes and cappuccinos are among the items that will be available.
To enhance the fan experience, an enclosed spectator area with fire pits has been constructed down the right-field line. For landscaping reasons, that area will be closed during the Marshall series but open later this month.
When the fire pit area opens, it will be accessible for ticket holders on a first-come, first-serve basis after they enter through the main stadium gate. Fans will not be able to enter the fire pit area from the gravel road that runs behind the outfield fence.
The Marshall series begins the Mountaineers’ 25-game home schedule. Season tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE for the App State Ticket Central site, by calling the Appalachian State athletics ticket office at (828) 262-2079 or by going to the ticket office, located at the Holmes Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Season tickets are available at just $85 for adults, $75 for App State staff/faculty (limit of two) or senior citizens (limit of two) and $45 for youth (ages 3-12).
Single-game tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE as well as by calling or visiting the ticket office. Weekend games (Fri-Sun) are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Weekday games are $7 for adults and $3 for youth.
One ticket will be good for both Sunday games against Marshall.