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HOG BASEBALL SETS NEW ATTENDANCE MARKS; LEADS SEC

BY ANDRES FOCIL
HOG BASEBALL SETS NEW ATTENDANCE MARKS; LEADS SEC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas set new records for actual and paid attendance at Baum Stadium for Razorback Baseball games in 2007. The Hogs sold a record 233,350 tickets for an average of 8,047 tickets per game. Actual attendance during the 2007 was 165,298, also a school record.

“The fans support of Razorback Baseball at Baum Stadium is incredible,” said Dave Van Horn, Head Baseball Coach. “It is truly a special place to play and our fans have so much to do with it.”

The average of 8,047 is a new national record for tickets sold. No school in the history of the NCAA has ever averaged over 8,000 tickets sold per game.

The Razorbacks had 8 of the top 10 crowds in the SEC in 2007 and set a new Southeastern Conference series mark when 30,564 tickets were sold for the three game series against LSU and 29,931 was the actual attendance for the weekend series May 4-6. The previous mark was held by Mississippi State with 29,615 set against Georgia in 2005.

The previous records were set in 2005 when the Hogs had 146,902 in actual attendance from the sales of 200,378 tickets.

SEC ATTENDANCE FOR 2007

TEAM GAMES OVERALL TICKETS SOLD AVERAGE

Arkansas

29

233,350

8,047

LSU

35

256,537

7,329

Mississippi State

30

191,103

6,370

South Carolina

29

145,667

5,023

Ole Miss

32

153,069

4,783

Alabama

35

156,379

4,467

Florida

33

106,956

3,241

Auburn

35

89,732

2,563

Kentucky

34

70,001

2,058

Vanderbilt

32

59,720

1,866

Georgia

35

61,491

1,756

Tennessee

35

60,438

1,726

TOTALS

394

1,575,873

4,000

TOP HOME CROWDS FOR 2007

TEAM GAME TOTAL TICKETS SOLD
May 5 LSU at Arkansas 10,727
May 4 LSU at Arkansas 10,399
March 31 Kentucky at Mississippi State 10,324
May 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas 10,031
May 19 Ole Miss at Arkansas 9,733
May 6 LSU at Arkansas 9,438
March 24 Vanderbilt at Arkansas 9,326
March 25 Vanderbilt at Arkansas 9,216
May 17 Ole Miss at Arkansas 8,657
Feb. 27 Tulane at LSU 8,577



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