AUBURN, Ala. – Tickets are on sale for the Auburn Diamond Club’s 17th annual Auburn Baseball Preseason Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. CT at Auburn Arena.
Special guests Tim Hudson and Tom Glavine headline this year’s banquet and will participate in a panel discussion during the event.
Hudson, a member of the Auburn baseball program from 1996-97, was not only named the 1997 SEC Player of the Year and a First Team All-American, but also led Auburn to its latest College World Series appearance after turning in the best two-way season in program history. He went on to enjoy a 17-tear MLB career, was a four-time MLB All-Star and won the 2014 World Series with the San Francisco Giants. Hudson will be inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame Saturday and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame this spring.
Following a 22-year MLB career, Glavine was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame as a first ballot hall of famer in 2014. One of only 24 players to join the exclusive 300-win club, Glavine was also a two-time Cy Young Award winner and a 10-time MLB All-Star. Glavine was a key member of the Braves 14 consecutive divisional championships and helped lead the team to the 1995 World Series crown. Following a five-year stint with the New York Mets, he returned to Atlanta for his final season in 2008.
The banquet is held each year prior to the beginning of the season to celebrate and learn about the upcoming team. Fans will get the chance to meet the members of this year’s team while hearing from head coach Butch Thompson and members of his staff about the state of the program.
Tickets for the event are $40 and help support the Auburn baseball program. A catered dinner from Full Moon BBQ will be included with each ticket.
Tickets can be purchased at AUDiamondClub.com/banquet or by calling club president Clint Davis at 334-707-1625. The deadline for reservations if Friday, Feb. 2. For more information or to join the AU Diamond Club visit AUDiamondClub.com.
Thompson and the Auburn baseball program will also host Fan Day prior to the banquet on Feb. 10. More details will be released at a later date.
Auburn begins the 2018 season as Longwood comes to town for a three-game series beginning Friday, Feb. 16 at Plainsman Park. Season tickets, which are $185 per seat, cover the Tigers’ 35-game home schedule and include 15 SEC contests. Single-game and specialty-pack tickets are also available. Fans can reach the Auburn ticket office by phone at 334-844-4040 or 1-855-282-2010 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To order tickets online, visit www.aubtix.com.