FAYETTEVILLE– For the third consecutive year, the Arkansas baseball team has finished second nationally in attendance, as a school-record 292,734 fans filed through the Baum Stadium gates during the 2010 season.
The Razorbacks finished second in both total home attendance and average home attendance. The Hogs averaged 7,704 fans over the 38 games played at Baum Stadium in 2010. The total attendance figure of 292,734 set a new school record, easily besting the previous mark of 266,270 fans set during the 2007 season.
Arkansas has finished in the top five nationally in attendance each of the last six years, including ranking second in the country in five of the last six seasons. The Razorbacks led the nation in attendance following the 2007 season, averaging a then-NCAA record of 8,069 fans a game.
During the 2010 season, Arkansas drew more than 8,000 fans for 14 of the team’s 38 home games. A total of 26,519 fans saw the three-game series between the Razorbacks and eventual national champion South Carolina. The opener of the series drew a season-high 9,622 fans to Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks took full advantage of the great fan support, finishing the year with a 29-9 record at home.
The Southeastern Conference had four teams ranked in the top five and six in the top 10. LSU led the country in attendance, drawing 394,900 fans and averaging 10,673 fans a contest. South Carolina finished the season fourth in attendance, while Ole Miss was fifth. Mississippi State was sixth nationally in attendance. Ten SEC teams finished in the top 25, while all 12 schools were ranked in the top 38.
Razorback fans get their first look at the 2011 Arkansas baseball team on Friday, February 18, as the Hogs open a three-game series with Delaware State. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. For tickets, call the Razorback Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647).