Eastern League Attendance 2006 to 2013

One of the defining characteristics of Minor Sports Leagues is that they play to smaller crowds of fans. Minor-Leagues.com has compiled a series of posts that provides details of attendance figures.

The Eastern League (EL) is an affiliated Double-A professional baseball league founded in 1923. It operates in the northeastern United States and has had teams in Canada in the past. It serves mostly in cities not served by MLB teams or their other minor league affiliates.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2006 to 2013.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2006 12 USA untracked 790 untracked 3,812,907 untracked 4,826 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2007 12 USA 0.00% 795 0.62% 3,887,359 1.95% 4,890 1.33% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2008 12 USA 0.00% 817 2.77% 3,770,333 -3.01% 4,615 -5.62% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2009 12 USA 0.00% 801 -1.95% 3,694,397 -2.01% 4,612 -0.07% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2010 12 USA 0.00% 827 3.24% 3,966,241 7.36% 4,796 3.99% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2011 12 USA 0.00% 806 -2.54% 3,923,381 -1.08% 4,868 1.50% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2012 12 USA 0.00% 812 0.75% 3,791,241 -3.37% 4,669 -4.09% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2013 12 USA 0.00% 811 -0.12% 3,743,582 -1.26% 4,616 -1.14% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Double-A classification usually hosts developing players that have been part of professional baseball for only a couple of years. These players can get to the Double-A level by earning a promotion from any of the Single-A or Rookie leagues. Players often advance directly to the majors from this level, as the level of competition is higher. Because they are still advancing in their careers, the average talent level of Double-A may be higher than in Triple-A, which has minor and major league veterans who have been in the minor league system for a longer period of time and may have stagnated.

Al Young