App State Athletics has announced that, in compliance with North Carolina Executive Order No. 195, there will be additional but limited seating options available for the remaining home baseball games this spring at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.
The executive order currently permits up to 30-percent capacity for outdoor athletic venues.
At all App State venues, six feet of social distancing between seating pods is required, and face coverings are required for all guests and game day staff.
While tickets in the primary seating area between the two dugouts are allocated to student-athlete families in a socially distanced manner, any unused tickets from that grouping would be made available directly on a per-game basis to a combination of 2020 season ticket holders and/or App State students.
For current App State students interested in attending home baseball games, a Student Ticket Lottery opportunity will be implemented following this week’s slate of home games (Tuesday vs. North Carolina A&T and a weekend series against Arkansas State). In the coming days, students will receive an email from the App State ticket office with instructions on how to sign up for the lottery.
The additional options for fans this season, starting Tuesday, include small-group seating areas at picnic tables and on grass hill pods on the first-base side of home plate, four-person fire pit areas and a heated outfield deck area for groups of six-to-eight people.
Pricing is on a per-game basis, and seating is based on availability. To purchase or obtain more information about available options, contact Elizabeth Probst in the App State ticket office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
App State will be offering concessions that are available through cashless transactions only (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). Available items include hot dogs, candy, nachos, popcorn and Pepsi products.
OUTFIELD DECK WITH HEATERS
Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium features one heated outfield deck space available for groups of six-to-eight people.
OUTFIELD FIRE PITS
Each fire pit space comes with four Black & Gold Adirondack chairs, and bike racks will separate the three available fire pits into socially distanced spaces.
Cost: $110 per fire pit (includes free popcorn vouchers for concessions)
SMALL GROUP AREAS
Pet-friendly picnic table seating area for up to six fans.
Cost: $100 (per table)
Grass hill pods for up to four fans with pets.
Cost: $30 per pod