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Mississippi Braves Welcome 3 Millionth Fan to Trustmark Park on Wednesday

August 14, 2019 - Southern League (SL) - Mississippi Braves News Release

PEARL, MS - The Mississippi Braves celebrated another milestone on Wednesday afternoon at Trustmark Park by welcoming the 3 millionth fan for Mississippi Braves baseball.

Matt Baker of Clinton, Mississippi was recognized as the lucky fan during Mississippi's 4-0 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 luxurious Infiniti Club, numerous restaurant gift cards and much more.

"The M-Braves were thrilled to present Matt with the 3 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."

Over nearly 15 seasons, Trustmark Park has seen 146 M-Braves players move on to make their major league debut, and now 3 million fans have witnessed Atlanta Braves Double-A baseball in Pearl, Mississippi.

After more than 20 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 a drawing 15,407 fans during a homestand against the Tennessee Smokies, Aug. 1-5.

Trustmark Park will be rocking this weekend with large crowds expected on Thursday for Thirsty Thursday and Clunker Car Night plus back-to-back fireworks shows on Friday and Saturday. The M-Braves are home through Thursday, August 22.

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