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45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon

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45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon

Unread post by tnsportsfan » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:52 am

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 2018 baseball season is just around the corner, and
Blue Raider season tickets and tickets to the 45th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon are now available for purchase.

The Groundhog Day Luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Director of Ticket Operations James Kentfield is excited to announce season ticket renewals for the upcoming baseball season are now available, along with assorted family ticket packages and tickets to the 2018 Groundhog Day Luncheon.

"The Groundhog Day Luncheon is such a fantastic event with a cherished history that we always encourage Blue Raider fans to attend," Kentfield said. "It stands as a great opportunity for fans to renew or purchase baseball season tickets in person. Our Family Bleacher Pass for $65, allowing four people to attend every home game, comes out to be less than $0.52 cents per person, per game. You simply can't beat that value."

2018 season ticket prices are as follows:

Bleacher Family Pass - $65 – (allows up to four people at each game)
Bleacher Single Pass - $50
Chair back Reserved Ticket – (section 101-106 with min. $500 BRAA donation) - $50
Chair back Reserved Ticket – (section 203 with min. $150 BRAA donation) - $50

Single-game tickets at Reese Smith Jr. Field are $6 each with the exception of the Vanderbilt game (4/3), which are $10 each.

Middle Tennessee will host 31 games this season, including the annual Mule Mix Classic (Feb. 23-25) against Fairleigh Dickinson, Indiana State and Kent State.

Head coach Jim McGuire is anxious for the 2018 season to begin.

"We're really excited," he said. "(This season) might be the best home schedule that we've ever played. Not only the amount of games, but the quality of opponents, as well."

McGuire and the Middle Tennessee baseball team will host the event to lead off the 2018 baseball campaign. The popular luncheon will feature the traditional menu of ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, corn bread, chocolate cake and ice cream.

"The Groundhog Day Luncheon is the longest-running event on campus; it's what Blue Raider Baseball is all about," McGuire said. "You have the tradition with Coach Stanford starting this thing 45 years ago, to Coach Pete taking over and being a part of that with him for 20 years, to putting our own spin on it last year.

"It really defines Blue Raider Baseball's tradition."

Tickets for the luncheon are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Additionally, a table of 10 can be reserved for $250. Reservations can be made by calling the Blue Raider ticket office at (615) 898-5261. The deadline to pre-order tickets is Feb. 1.

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