Auburn baseball and head coach Butch Thompson are excited to announce fan experience upgrades at Plainsman Park for the 2022 season.
Having sold out Plainsman Park for the second time in program history and eclipsing the record number of season tickets previously sold in 2020, Thompson and the Tigers are geared up to begin the new campaign. The 2022 roster is split down the middle in terms of returners and newcomers and features as much depth as the program has had in its recent history.
“’Operation Atmosphere’ is a planned and committed effort by our coaches and athletics department to provide our amazing fans and especially our students with the best gameday atmosphere we’ve ever had at Plainsman Park,” Thompson said. “Thank you to all who were a part of selling the most season tickets in the history of our proud program.”
‘Operation Atmosphere’, as the fan experience initiative has become known, will include the return of the Plainsman Patio presented by Kia of Auburn, beer and wine sales for select games in the Plainsman Patio and Tiger Terrace and a new student section located beyond the outfield wall in right center field, among other upgrades.
The Plainsman Patio presented by Kia of Auburn is located on the first base side of Plainsman Park and includes a tented area with high top tables and televisions. The patio is conveniently located next to the concession area down the first base line and is free and open to all fans.
The Tiger Terrace is a general admission area down the third base line and is open to all fans with a valid game ticket. There are no permanent seats in the Tiger Terrace, but a limited number of picnic and high-top tables are available. Fans are encouraged to bring their own tailgate chairs into the terrace.
Beer and wine sales return to the Tiger Terrace and Plainsman Patio on Friday and Saturday games during non-conference play and for all conference games, as well as select midweeks games throughout the season. Alcohol will not be allowed to leave either of these designated spaces and is prohibited in the general seating area. All alcohol sales will conclude at the top of the 7th inning.
In addition to the traditional student seating inside Plainsman Park — sections 111 and 58 through 73 — a new outfield viewing plaza has been added to right center field between the batter’s eye and visitor’s bullpen, and Auburn students will now be able to utilize this space for the 2022 season. Students viewing the game from the outfield plaza will not need to enter through the main student gate and may bring outside food and beverage, as well as chairs and yard games into the new space.
Students who wish to sit inside the ballpark must enter through the gate located behind home plate. Students will utilize their digital Tiger Card on their phones for entry. They may no longer enter through the gate located at the Tiger Terrace or down the right field, which has been moved approximately 30 feet from its original location.
Subject to change based on weather and other events, the Kids Zone will be located in the grass area located outside of the Josh Donaldson Hitting Lab for weekend series. The Kids Zone will feature inflatables and yard games. Cartoonists, balloon artists and face painters will also be present for select games.
In addition to the concessions located behind home plate, Chick-fil-A will be available on the patio located down the first base line, excluding Sundays. Mobile ordering using Venue Next and Grubhub will be available at the Curveball Cafe. Tiger Card will be accepted at most concession locations. All transactions for concessions and merchandise locations at Plainsman Park will be cashless (credit/debit and Tiger Cards only).
Highlights of the 2022 promotions schedule can be found below.
• Atlanta Braves World Series Trophy Tour – Mar. 29 vs. Jacksonville State
• Hometown Heroes Weekend – Apr. 8 through 10 vs. Vanderbilt
• Bark in the Park – Apr. 12 vs. Samford
• Alumni Weekend celebrating 25th anniversary of 1997 • College World Series team – Apr. 22 through 24 vs. South Carolina
• All Auburn, All Orange – May 13 vs. Alabama
• Trading Card Sundays — Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arkansas and Alabama series
Digital fan guides, which include information such as the Auburn baseball schedule, roster, statistics, feature stories and more, will be accessible via QR code inside the stadium and linked on AuburnTigers.com. Roster and scorecard inserts will also be available at the marketing booth.
Reserved season tickets for 2022 are sold out, but fans can still attend games at Plainsman Park via mini pack and single game ticket options. Fans can reach the Auburn ticket office by phone at 855-282-2010 or by emailing email@example.com.
Auburn Athletics will continue to provide digital tickets for the 2022 baseball season. Digital tickets help to increase convenience, flexibility and safety for fans on gamedays.
Visit the AU Team Shop conveniently located on the concourse adjacent to the main entrance. The team shop features officially licensed Auburn gear and baseball specific merchandise. Fans may also visit online at AUteamshop.com. A reminder that sales to the AU Team Shop directly benefit Auburn University student-athletes.