Biscuits hope for greater turnout despite countless football games

Montgomery Biscuits home for round 1 of playoffs
Updated: Sep. 7, 2018 at 5:12 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - What a weekend in sports in Alabama! It's Friday Night Fever and both Alabama and Auburn will play their respective teams Saturday. But baseball is still very much on the forefront with the Montgomery Biscuits.

The Southern League playoffs continue Friday night  with the series shifting to Riverwalk Stadium.

The Biscuits have made the playoffs four years in a row and they won back-to-back championships in 2005 and 2006.

The seating capacity is 7,500. They will be happy if just 2,000 show up considering so many high school football games are scheduled.

The Biscuits have evened the series with Jackson, Tennessee, at one apiece. All the Biscuits have to do is win just two more and they'll advance to the Southern League Championship.

In terms of attendance, team officials say it is what it is, no way to schedule something like this when you have no idea how the Biscuits will do during the season.

"Beyond that is the fact that we didn't we were going to have a game on Saturday until last night and we won't know if we'll have a game on Sunday either tonight or tomorrow," explained Biscuits Vice President of Fan Engagement, Mike Murphy. "That's the hard part of hosting playoff games. It's the unknown in the schedule. It's hard for us from a sales perspective to get groups to come out and that's our bread and butter from our business side we have some good promotions going on."

The Biscuits have averaged 3,500 fans per game for 2018. Friday's game starts at 6:35 p.m.

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