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Social Media Night big draw at Regions Field

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In Baseball, it's important to keep your eye on the ball, but local baseball fans are also keeping their eyes on social media. It's something that's helping the Birmingham Barons fill the seats for home games.

Lynnsey Nowell says, "I keep up with a lot of things around Birmingham through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I'm one of those people always re-posting stuff."

It's that effort that scored Nowell free tickets to Tuesday night' s Barons Game.

She also threw the first pitch.

Nowell says, "I'm a fan of the Barons on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and I saw their post on Facebook saying to repost the picture and you could have a chance to win, so I won."

"What we've done especially this year on Mondays leading up to Tuesday when we have a home game, we'll do a special give-a-way on Facebook, where somebody, just by sharing a and liking one of our posts can get four tickets to the game, an autograph item from players..."

As well as that moment on home plate. Barons Spokesperson, Nick Debrief, also says social media night's popularity has grown. It's become one of the ballpark's best promotions.

Social media has played a role in raising attendance which is ahead of last year's pace by around 40,000. "At this point we're ahead of the 1994 season which featured Michael Jordan. That was the highest attendance season in Southern League history."

And numbers on Tuesday nights are helping .Throughout the game, people can win prizes by tweeting their seats and photos at the game.

It's an idea to help fans be part of the action.

Candice McCool "I will definitely be posting on Facebook while I'm here. I think it's a wonderful thing to get the word out."
 
You can also get 50 cent hot dogs on Tuesday nights which is another big draw for families.



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