Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee Athletics on Friday unveiled plans to make Lindsey Nelson Stadium “one of the best college baseball venues in the nation” on Friday, as top-ranked volunteers prepare to host a regional the NCAA for the second straight year.
Tennessee Athletics has released renders of potential renovations that include expanded seating, wider lobbies, new premium sections as well as more concession stands and restrooms. Before renovation plans are finalized, the university is seeking feedback from fans on which renovations should be prioritized and gauging demand for certain seating options.
The announcement points out that the seating options depicted in the renders and the associated quantities could change depending on demand and seat deposits. The expected completion date and official construction schedule are yet to be determined.
Fans interested in non-premium tickets can join the subscription interest list with a $50 deposit. Visit tennesseefund.org for more information and scroll down for a closer look at available seating options.
Preliminary estimates call for six luxury boxes that can accommodate 20 guests each, including a chair, bar stools and a glass door separating the seating area and the interior of the suite.
The annual cost of a suite is listed at $66,000 per year.
Suites can be reserved with a $1,000 deposit from the Tennessee Fund by June 30.
The left field porch has long been a favorite among Vol baseball fans.
According to the Tennessee Fund, each porch would include 20 tickets as well as a grill, heater, table with high chairs and the ability to bring food and drinks outside.
All current Porche season ticket holders will not be impacted for the 2023 season.
The preliminary sales target is to have 33 porches available for purchase. Porches can be reserved with a $250 donation.
Proposed club seating above home plate would provide chair-back seating with more legroom and access to an indoor viewing area where fans can enjoy premium amenities like food/ upgraded drinks, private restrooms, premium space with TVs and other fan amenities.
The Tennessee Fund’s goal is to have 300 club seats available at an annual cost of $3,500 per year. Club seats can be reserved with a $100 donation to the Tennessee Fund by June 30.
Located directly behind home plate, these seats with padded backrests and cup holders allow fans to be closer to the action.
MVP seats also have access to an air-conditioned indoor club room with refreshments, private restrooms, televisions and a lounge.
Preliminary estimates call for 350 MVP seats and fans can reserve their spot in this section with a $100 deposit to the Tennessee Fund by June 30.
All current MVP season ticket holders will not be impacted for the 2023 season.
Offering an optimal view of Lindsey Nelson Stadium in an elevated space along the left field line, the box seats provide room for four fans and include a personal table top. Access to high-end equipment is available.
The Tennessee Fund aims to sell up to 25 lodges. The annual cost of a lodge box is estimated at $15,000 per year and they can be reserved with a $250 deposit by June 30.
The proposed 4Topps seats would also be located on the left field line close to the field for an intimate viewing experience. These sections include seating for four and a table top.
The Tennessee Fund aims to sell up to 50 4Topps at an annual cost of $3,000 per year. A $250 deposit is required before June 30 to reserve one.
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