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Baseball setting attendance records

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Baseball setting attendance records

FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team is 9-2 on the year and the Razorback fans are showing their support as they come to Baum Stadium in record numbers for the 21st-ranked team in the nation.

The Razorbacks set non-conference series attendance records this past weekend when they took two of three games from California as 21,429 fans packed Baum Stadium for the three-game set. The Razorbacks also set a record for tickets sold for a three-game non-conference series with 25,529. Friday night’s series opener brought the 17th largest crowd ever to Baum Stadium with 8,426 fans including more than 1,800 University of Arkansas students. The Hogs sold 9,230 tickets to the first scheduled night game of the season, 11th on the all-time tickets sold list.

The attendance records set during the California series crushed the actual attendance record of 16,550 which was set March 4-6, 2005 when the Razorbacks swept Illinois-Chicago. The previous tickets sold mark came two years ago, Feb. 23-25, 2007, when Arkansas sold 21,470 tickets for the Illinois State series.

The Razorback nation also broke Arkansas’ opening day record for both tickets sold and actual attendance on Feb. 20. The first game of the season against Washington State brought 6,523 fans to Baum Stadium and sold 8,297 tickets to break the previous bests of 4,258 actual and 6,902 tickets sold for the 2006 home opener against Louisiana Tech.

The Razorbacks continue their season with their first road game on Tuesday evening at Centenary in Shreveport, La., beginning at 6 p.m. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



Sports Category : Baseball