Should they draw just over 5,000 fans to tonight’s game, the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) will set a new attendance record at Regions Field. The grand total needed for the 7:05 game against the Montgomery Biscuits is 5,184 attendees, which would set a new mark for total attendance in a five-game home series.
With record-breaking crowds in three of the past five games, the Barons began the series Thursday evening by welcome a new Regions Field high 8,595 fans through the gates. Birmingham bested that mark just two nights later; with an official attendance of 8,607 marking the sixth sellout of the Barons 2016 season and the 35th capacity crowd in Regions Field history.
The current Regions Field attendance record of 35,988 fans for a five game series was cemented Monday, May 4, 2015 against the Tennessee Smokies. The Barons nearly eclipsed that mark later in the month, welcoming 35,156 fans into Regions Field for a series against the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Birmingham’s average attendance of 7,156 fans through 18 home games at Regions Field leads not only the Southern League, but all of AA baseball. The Barons currently rank eighth in average attendance throughout American Minor League baseball, including both AAA leagues located in the United States.