Carolina 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 Carolina League (CarL) is an affiliated Single-A+ professional baseball league founded in 1945. It operates in a region stretching from Delaware to South Carolina, 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
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2006 8 USA untracked 525 untracked 1,601,427 untracked 3,050 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2007 8 USA 0.00% 346 -34.14% 1,668,811 4.21% 4,826 58.23% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2008 8 USA 0.00% 535 54.72% 1,726,511 3.46% 3,227 -33.13% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2009 8 USA 0.00% 518 -3.18% 1,586,588 -8.10% 3,063 -5.08% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2010 8 USA 0.00% 534 3.08% 1,810,537 14.12% 3,391 10.71% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2011 8 USA 0.00% 519 -2.79% 1,789,631 -1.15% 3,448 1.68% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2012 8 USA 0.00% 533 2.68% 1,877,081 4.89% 3,522 2.15% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2013 8 USA 0.00% 529 -0.73% 1,934,740 3.07% 3,657 3.83% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

A Single-A+ affiliate league is often a second or third promotion for a minor league player, although a few high first-round draftees, particularly those with college experience, begin at this level. These leagues play a complete season like Triple-A and Double-A, from April through to early September.

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