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Barons set another attendance record

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Birmingham Barons

Wow: April 14 and we're already discussing attendance records, as the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) broke an attendance record dating back to the Michael Jordan era.

The Barons welcomed a record total of 35,604 fans through the Regions Field gates during the series for an average of 7,121 fans per game. The attendance eclipsed the totals for the first five games of the record-setting Michael Jordan Season in 1994 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (34,353) and the first season at Regions Field in 2013 (30,461) for the highest opening homestand in franchise history.

Last season, the Barons drew the fourth-most fans in franchise history during the inaugural season at Regions Field. It was also the highest total attendance for a Southern League team in the first year of a new ballpark and the fourth-highest attendance in the modern era of the league since 1964. The highest single-season attendance mark in Barons history is 467,868, set in 1994 when Michael Jordan played in Birmingham. The second and third-highest attended seasons came in 1948 (445,926) and 1949 (421,305).

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