Major Indoor Soccer 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 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), also known as the National Indoor Soccer League and the Xtreme Soccer League when it split for one season in 2007-08 was a professional indoor soccer league which began play in 2001. The departure of six teams which joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (now the Major Arena Soccer League) after the 2013–14 season effectively ended the MISL.

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
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2005-06 6 USA untracked 90 untracked 426,328 -38.72% 4,737 untracked kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2006-07 6 USA 0.00% 90 0.00% 423,955 -0.56% 4,711 -0.55% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League to NISL/XSL) Indoor Soccer 2007-08 9 (8 USA 1 MEX) 50.00% 135 50.00% 617,880 45.74% 4,577 -2.84% kenn.com
NISL (National Indoor Soccer League from MISL) Indoor Soccer 2008-09 5 (4 USA 1 MEX) -44.44% 41 -69.63% 170,696 -72.37% 4,163 -9.05% kenn.com
XSL (Xtreme Soccer League from MISL) Indoor Soccer 2008-09 4 USA untracked 40 untracked 137,379 untracked 3,434 untracked kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2009-10 5 (4 USA 1 MEX) 0.00% 50 21.95% 188,065 10.18% 3,761 -9.66% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2010-11 5 USA 0.00% 50 0.00% 200,441 6.58% 4,009 6.59% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2011-12 7 USA 40.00% 84 68.00% 336,478 67.87% 4,006 -0.07% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2012-13 7 USA 0.00% 88 4.76% 380,961 13.22% 4,329 8.06% kenn.com

MISL is considered to be the third league to be known as the Major Indoor Soccer League but in reviewing franchise and team integrity, Minor-Leagues.com considers this to be the second and so far last version. Indoor soccer, or arena soccer (known internationally as indoor football, minifootball, fast football, floorball or showball), is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Indoor soccer, as it is most often known in the United States and Canada, was originally developed in these two countries as a way to play football during the winter months, when snow would make outdoor play difficult.

Al Young