KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Smokies released their 2013 schedule on Friday. The Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate will begin the season on the road at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Thursday, April 4th. The team will return to Smokies Park for their home opener on Wednesday, April 10 versus the Chattanooga Lookouts.
The Smokies will be home for the holidays three times next summer, hosting Huntsville Stars on Memorial Day, the Mississippi Braves on Father's Day, and the Stars again on the Fourth of July. They'll be on the road for Mother's Day and Labor Day.
The 140-game season will feature two ten game homestands, in April and August, and one ten game road trip in May.
Start times for the games will be set at a later date.