The Auburn baseball team just wrapped up one of the best seasons in program history.
One thing that proved beneficial for the Tigers was the electric environment at Plainsman Park.
Coach Thompson issued a call to action before the start of the season, asking all students to come out onto the ball diamond and help make Plainsman Park one of the best atmospheres in college baseball.
Coach Thompson called it “Operation Atmosphere.” At a press conference after the last game of the season, Andrew Stefaniak of Auburn Daily asked Coach Thompson, “Early on in the year, you came out and talked about ‘Operation Atmosphere.’ and trying to get people excited about baseball. You could feel the vibes, especially during the regional round. Everyone was excited. Many fans supported the team. I wanted to get your opinion on how it went this year.
Coach Thompson replied: “I just doubled up and believed in what we were doing. I doubled up; I wanted people to be there. I didn’t know a hundred percent that it was going to end, our last game would host a regional But sometimes you just bet on yourself and your program, and you try to double down You ask some people, can we do XYZ Can we do a few things Everybody said absolutely.. plank.
We have sold the most memberships for our program, surpassing 2020 after the 2019 College World Series team, and after having a difficult year last year, we have surpassed the 2020 mark. We have sold the most tickets in the history of our program.
A lot of people took over for this team before we even played a game. I will never forget that. I appreciate that. You know what, I thought our team rewarded them in the end. I thought it was a nice organic event for us doing ‘Operation Atmosphere’ where they took over for us, and I thought we rewarded them at the end of the playoffs.”