Tag: Outdoor Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse 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.

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is a professional outdoor lacrosse league which began play in 2001. It is North America’s premier outdoor/field lacrosse league. The league strives to be national in scale but has not been able to sustain much franchise growth. Most of the teams are based in the Eastern United States.

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
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2006 10 USA untracked 60 untracked 257,714 untracked 4,295 untracked Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2007 10 USA 0.00% 60 0.00% 265,783 3.13% 4,429 3.12% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2008 10 USA 0.00% 60 0.00% 270,942 1.94% 4,515 1.94% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2009 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) -40.00% 36 -40.00% 200,076 -26.16% 5,557 23.08% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2010 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 36 0.00% 192,133 -3.97% 5,337 -3.96% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2011 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 33.33% 36 0.00% 231,023 20.24% 6,417 20.24% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 56 55.56% 314,096 35.96% 5,608 -12.61% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 56 0.00% 283,875 -9.62% 5,069 -9.61% Pointstreak.com

 

Major League Lacrosse attracts players from colleges and some elite recreational leagues. MLL is a semi-professional league. MLL players reportedly earn annual salaries in the $10,000–$25,000 range; players and staff generally hold other jobs.