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 Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas has record number of baseball tickets sold
Arkansas fans cheer as Arkansas takes on Missouri State on Monday, June 5, 2017, during the final game of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — It is one month from the first pitch of the 2018 season at Baum Stadium, but Arkansas already has set a record for season ticket sales.
The Razorbacks have sold 5,783 season tickets, an increase of 10.1 percent over last year when 5,252 season tickets were sold.
The previous record for season tickets sold was 5,713 in 2013 when Arkansas was ranked No. 1 by multiple polls in the preseason and coming off a trip to the College World Series the previous year.
The Razorbacks have been ranked in the top six of three preseason polls this year, and as high as No. 3. Three more preseason polls have yet to be released.
Arkansas' 33-game home schedule this year includes SEC weekend series against Kentucky, Auburn, South Carolina, Alabama and Texas A&M, as well as notable nonconference games against Southern Cal, Texas, Missouri State and Texas Tech.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to open the season with a three-game series against Bucknell on Feb. 16-18.
Single-seat season tickets remain available in several sections for $225 per seat, but only three sections - 98, 99 and 118 - can accommodate orders for multiple seats. A limited number of single-game tickets and SEC "mini plan" tickets also are available in areas with seatbacks.
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