WATCH: Ole Miss baseball fans storm Swayze Field to reserve their seats
Published 11:19 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019
It’s officially Ole Miss baseball season, and Rebels fans didn’t waste anytime claiming their spots at Swayze Field.
Fans stormed Swayze Tuesday afternoon, staking their claim in right field for their season seats.
Was sent this yesterday: Ole Miss fans running to "reserve" their seats in right field for Rebels baseball. The season opens on Friday.
(H/T William Kneip) pic.twitter.com/amRZo84UWh
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— Chris Kwiecinski (@OchoK_) February 13, 2019
The right field section was added to Swayze Field in 1993, which is specifically for the students to sit and watch.
According to the Swayze Field on the Ole Miss athletics website, the right field area is “where hundreds of students have become accustomed to spending their sunny spring afternoons at the ballpark.”
As insane as the rush looks to be to “reserve” seating, you have to hand it to Ole Miss baseball fans: they show out well for the home team.
Last year, Ole Miss fans set a single-game record for attendance at Swayze Field with 12,152 fans present for the Rebels’ game against LSU on April 28, 2018. The third-highest attendance number was set the day before, too, as 11,861 fans were present for the April 27th game against LSU.
The 2018 Ole Miss team won the SEC Baseball Tournament, but lost to Tennessee Tech in the Oxford Regional. This year, expectations are just as high as Ole Miss ranks 10th in the nation according to D1baseball.com.
The 2019 Ole Miss baseball season starts this Friday at 4 p.m., as the Rebels take on Wright State at Swayze Field and fans get to put those freshly reserved seats to good use.