FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fans will have an opportunity to watch some of the nation’s best teams take on the highly touted 2009 Arkansas Razorback baseball team at Baum Stadium this spring. Current season ticket holders can log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com to renew their seats for the 2009 season. New customers can contact the Razorback ticket office at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647).
In what is projected to be one of the toughest schedules in the country, Arkansas is slated to play a total of 56 games, including 37 home contests at Baum Stadium.SEBaseball.com has already ranked the Razorbacks’ schedule as the most difficult schedule in the Southeastern Conference.
Of Arkansas’ 56 games, 43 games are scheduled against teams from some of the elite conferences in college baseball including the SEC, Pac-10 and Big 12. Arkansas will play 28 games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament last season.
Arkansas’ home schedule includes games against non-conference opponents Washington State, Kansas, California, Nebraska, Arizona State and Oklahoma. The SEC home schedule includes Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, LSU and Ole Miss.
Arkansas will host 37 home games at Baum Stadium in 2009, four more than in 2008. Despite the increased home schedule and an enhanced nationally competitive schedule, season ticket prices and single game tickets will remain at the same per game price as last season preserving the value of one of the region’s most affordable entertainment options.
“We are excited about the upcoming baseball season and the high level of competition our student-athletes will face,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “The home schedule Dave Van Horn has put together is without question the best in the country. The non-conference games combined with SEC games will make for an exciting season at Baum Stadium, the best college baseball facility in the country. We are pleased that we will be able to offer more home games and do so without increasing the per game ticket price. We are proud that Arkansas Baseball remains among the most affordable ticket prices in the SEC and our region.”
Reserved season ticket packages for the general public for the 2009 season are $160 for 37 home games. University of Arkansas faculty, senior citizens and youth season tickets are available for the full season schedule for $115.
Arkansas consistently ranks at the top or near the top nationally in both paid and actual attendance.