The Mississippi Braves recently celebrated a milestone at Trustmark Park by welcoming the three millionth fan for Mississippi Braves baseball.
Matt Baker of Clinton was recognized as the lucky fan during Mississippi's four to zero win over the Birmingham Barons during the fifth inning. He and his young son Wyatt were awarded a prize pack that included two M-Braves season tickets for the 2020 season, four tickets to a 2020 Atlanta Braves game in the Infiniti Club, numerous restaurant gift cards and more.
"The M-Braves were thrilled to present Matt with the three millionth fan prize pack today," added Mississippi Braves vice president and general manager Pete Laven. "The fact that it was his young son Wyatt's first-ever game at Trustmark Park made it even more special. We look forward to watching Matt try to keep up with Wyatt at many more games in the future."
More than nearly fifteen seasons, Trustmark Park has seen 146 M-Braves players move on to make their major league debut, and now three million fans have witnessed Atlanta Braves Double-A baseball in Pearl.
After more than twenty years in Greenville, South Carolina, the Braves moved to Pearl and opened the gates to Trustmark Park for the first time on April 18, 2005.
The M-Braves have steadily seen an attendance increase this season, averaging 2,296 fans per game in April; 2,423 fans in May; 2,685 fans in June and 3,009 fans in July. Entering the current homestand, the M-Braves were averaging 3,029 fans per game in the second half after drawing 15,407 fans during a homestand against the Tennessee Smokies in August.