Trash Pandas, Biscuits + Barons draw 730K+ fans in 2023—see which team was most popular

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Toyota Field, home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

Alabama loves going out to the ball game during summer, as this year’s attendance shows. The Rocket City Trash Pandas, Birmingham Barons and Montgomery Biscuits all had impressive numbers this season. Here’s the fast facts.

Trash Pandas, Barons + Biscuits by the numbers

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Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons. (The Bama Buzz)

Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Dayton Dragons and Columbus Clippers took the first, second and third places, respectively, for the most-attended minor league baseball teams in the nation. However, Alabama’s teams drew some impressive crowds of their own.

  • Birmingham Barons
    • Total attendance: 252,232
    • Average attendance: 3,837
    • Change in average attendance versus 2022: -.02%
    • Rank overall: 64
  • Rocket City Trash Pandas
    • Total attendance: 314,306
    • Average attendance: 4,911
    • Change in average attendance versus 2022: -.02%
    • Rank overall: 40
  • Montgomery Biscuits
    • Total attendance: 168,751
    • Average attendance: 2,557
    • Change in average attendance versus 2022: +.01%
    • Rank overall: 85

(Ballpark Digest)

For the third year in a row, the Rocket City Trash Pandas led the Southern League in attendance, even though their average attendance was slightly lower than last year.

ICYMI: The Barons’ big news

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Birmingham Barons vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas. (The Bama Buzz)

In September 2023, after 18 years, the Logan family sold the Birmingham Barons to Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization that owns and operates select minor league baseball clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB). 

Read more about what the new ownership means and what’s in store for the future.

Trash Pandas, Barons + Biscuits 2024 schedules are out now

Though fall has our attention turned to football and basketball, there’s a lot to look forward to once baseball season start back up in April 2024. These three teams have already released their full schedules:

Time will tell if these teams see even bigger crowds next season.

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Sarah Gronberg
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