Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Baseball season ticket sales exceed 6,500
Arkansas sold 6,531 season tickets to Baum Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' most anticipated season ever will likely be its most watched if preseason ticket sales are any indication.
The Razorbacks released a record amount of tickets in the preseason, selling 6,531 for games at Baum Stadium in 2013. Those tickets are for chairback seats, suites, suite standing room, the Hog Heaven section behind home plate and foul pole patio areas.
Additional chairback seats are available for game day purchase in left field above the bullpen. The stadium has a listed capacity of 10,737, though that number includes a grassy area beyond the outfield wall where fans bring their own seats.
Baum Stadium's record attendance for a single game is 11,103.
Ticket sales have increased sharply in two years. Arkansas sold 4,523 season tickets for the 2011 season.
The Razorbacks have routinely ranked among the nation's best in home attendance, finishing second nationally to LSU the last two years. Arkansas' home slate this season includes Southeastern Conference series against four ranked teams in the preseason - Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU and Texas A&M.
Ranked the nation's consensus No. 1 in the preseason, the Razorbacks will open the regular season Friday with a 3:05 p.m. game against Western Illinois. Arkansas will play its first eight games at home.