Tennessee Smokies sell record number of tickets

KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) The Tennessee Smokies have sold a record number of tickets for the 2014 regular season.

The new record was set over the past weekend when fan number 286,034 walked through the gates to cheer on the Smokies.

When the Smokies originally set the record of 286,033, it was 2002 and the team had only been in its current stadium for a few years.

But the team's Vice President said they've been close to setting the new record ever since then.

"It just shows consistency, that's what i like about it," Chris Allen explained about ticket sales. "We're getting better, we're working hard."

Allen said they already have plans in place to continue to make Smokies Stadium a destination for fans in the upcoming 2015 season.

"Records were made to be broken," Allen said. "Next year we're going to seek out another plan to break this year's record."

The Smokies finish their regular season at Smokies Stadium August 26th. They take on the Jacksonville Suns starting at 7:15p.m.

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