Definition of League Rank

The League Rank is a calculation that measures North America’s professional Sports League’s Impact. Europe’s professional Leagues were left out due to its monolithic devotion to Association Football (Soccer). In contrast, North America has a vibrant and diverse professional sports ecosystem.

The Rank is a sum based on Attendance, both Total per-season Attendance and Average per-game Attendance. It is a fair and equitable way to measure League Impact since not all Leagues or Sports have access to the Television Networks.

Tier 1 Leagues are the Major Leagues while Tier 2 and lower Leagues are the Minor Leagues or Minor Sports Leagues.

League Impact = Total Attendance + Average Attendance

Outdoor sports because of their larger venues are measured against themselves, with each Tier being based on a Impact Score of each ten points.

Outdoor League Impact Score (10 point increments)
Tier 1   <10
Tier 2   <20
Tier 3   <30
Tier 4   <40
Tier 5   <50
Tier 6   <60
Tier 7   <70
Tier 8   <80
Tier 9   <90
Tier 10   <100
Tier 11   <110
Tier 12   <120

Indoor sports because of their smaller venues are measured against themselves, with each Tier being based on a Impact Score of each five points.

Indoor League Impact Score (5 point increments)
Tier 1   <5
Tier 2   <10
Tier 3   <15
Tier 4   <20
Tier 5   <25
Tier 6   <30
Tier 7   <35
Tier 8   <40
Tier 9   <45
Tier 10   <50
Tier 11   <55
Tier 12   <60

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