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Arkansas Baseball Ranks Among Top Five Nationa

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Baseball Ranks Among Top Five Nationa
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks gave fans at Baum Stadium plenty to cheer about in 2004, and those fans turned out in record number.

The Razorbacks drew a school-record 186,588 fans last season, the third-highest attendance total among NCAA Division I teams. Arkansas also averaged 4,784 fans per game in 2004 which ranked as the fifth best in the nation.

“This just shows the rest of the country what we already know, that we have the best fans you could ask for,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “They add so much to our stadium in terms of atmosphere and excitement. They make it a great place for us to play and a really tough place for visiting teams.”

The Razorbacks had two record-breaking games last season. Arkansas drew the largest regular-season crowd in Baum Stadium history when 8,653 fans showed up on Norm DeBriyn night on May 21, against Auburn.

Just a few weeks later the Razorbacks set an NCAA Super Regional record for an on-campus venue when 10,027 fans packed Baum Stadium to see the Hogs defeat Florida State and advance to the NCAA College World Series.

A total of 19,365 fans attended the two-day Super Regional, making it the highest attended of any Super Regional in 2004. The Razorbacks also led all 2004 NCAA Regional site hosts in attendance when 38,773 fans attended the three-day tournament.

Among Southeastern Conference teams, the Razorbacks ranked third in both average home attendance and total home attendance. LSU and Mississippi State finished first and second, respectively, in each category.

2004 DIVISION I AVERAGE Home Attendance
Team

1. LSU
2. Mississippi St.
3. Texas A&M
4. Texas
5. Arkansas
6. Alabama
7. South Carolina
8. Wichita St.
9. Nebraska
10. Clemson

2004 DIVISION i TOTAL Home Attendance
Team

1. LSU
2. Mississippi St.
3. Arkansas
4. Texas A&M
5. Texas
6. South Carolina
7. Alabama
8. Mississippi
9. Clemson
10. Rice



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