Month: September 2017

North American Soccer League Attendance 2011 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 North American Soccer League (NASL) is a professional men’s soccer league with teams in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II league in the American league system, under Major League Soccer (MLS) and equal with United Soccer League.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2011 to 2013.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2011 8 (6 USA 2 CAN) -25.00% 112 -37.78% 422,212 -47.28% 3,770 -15.26% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 112 0.00% 426,252 0.96% 3,806 0.95% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 98 -12.50% 457,674 7.37% 4,670 22.70% kenn.com

 

The North American Soccer League operates as a group of independent club owners as opposed to the single-entity structure of Major League Soccer. Most players and team personnel will play in the NASL hoping to attract notice of the higher league MLS.

North American League Attendance 2011 to 2012

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 North American League (IND) was an independent professional baseball league founded in 2010. The league consisted of a merger of three independent leagues, the Northern League of Illinois, United League Baseball of Texas, and the Golden Baseball League based in the Western United States and Western Canada and was a last-ditch effort to save the teams in said league. It played only two season in 2011 and 2012.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2011 to 2012.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
North American League (Ind) Baseball 2011 10 (8 USA 2 CAN) untracked 373 untracked 642,963 untracked 1,724 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
North American League (Ind) Baseball 2012 10 USA 0.00% 377 1.12% 420,100 -34.66% 1,114 -35.38% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The North American League recruited college, ex-major and ex-minor league players. Former affiliated-league players that get injured or have other circumstances would also join the NAL as an opportunity to get resigned by major league organizations. Other players consisted of college players that were not drafted into MiLB, but seek the opportunity to be seen by major league scouts and possibly get signed by major league organizations.

New York-Penn 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.

New York-Penn League (NYPL) is an affiliated Single-A (short season) professional baseball league founded in 1939. It operates in the U.S.A. North-East, and serves some cities served by MLB teams.

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
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2006 14 USA untracked 496 untracked 1,751,967 untracked 3,532 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2007 14 USA 0.00% 502 1.21% 1,839,458 4.99% 3,664 3.74% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2008 14 USA 0.00% 505 0.59% 1,815,445 -1.31% 3,595 -1.88% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2009 14 USA 0.00% 497 -1.58% 1,786,735 -1.58% 3,595 0.00% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2010 14 USA 0.00% 511 2.81% 1,829,755 2.41% 3,581 -0.39% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2011 14 USA 0.00% 499 -2.35% 1,749,891 -4.36% 3,507 -2.07% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2012 14 USA 0.00% 517 3.62% 1,701,001 -2.79% 3,290 -6.19% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
New York – Penn League (A-SS) Baseball 2013 14 USA 0.00% 505 -2.33% 1,602,725 -5.78% 3,174 -3.53% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

 

A Single-A Short Season affiliate league is slightly more limited than Class A teams with respect to player age and years of experience in professional baseball. The NYPL is one of two Short Season leagues.

Players in Short Season leagues are a mixture of newly signed draftees who are considered more advanced than other draftees, and second-year pros who were not ready or for whom there was not space at a higher level to move up.

Of the 30 major league clubs, only 13 field teams in Class A Short Season Leagues.