Auburn fans only needed a few hours to sell out Plainsman Park ahead of the Tigers’ regional against the likes of Penn, Southern Miss and Samford.

There’s plenty to be excited about for Auburn fans as the program is hosting a second consecutive NCAA Tournament regional for the first time in program history. Auburn earned the No. 13 national seed. The Auburn regional is paired with the Clemson Regional, which features No. 4 national seed Clemson, Lipscomb, Charlotte and Tennessee. The regional winners will advance to next week’s Super Regional.

Butch Johnson noted how it’s significant to host back-to-back regionals.

“A big, big deal,” Thompson said. “A credit to our assistant coaches, all of our staff and these amazing players of breeding some consistency in the program. Last year was pretty special here. To be able to do it again, I’m looking forward to it.”

Auburn (34-21-1, 17-13) will take on No. 4 seed Penn (32-14) Friday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN+. Also included in the field are No. 2 seed Southern Miss (41-17) and No. 3 seed Samford (36-23), which will play Friday at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN+.