Category: AML Attendance

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.

National Lacrosse 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.

National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a professional indoor (box) lacrosse league which began play in 1987. It is North America’s premier indoor/box lacrosse league. The league strives to be national in scale but has not been able to sustain much franchise growth. Its teams are geographically dispersed across the United States and Canada.

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
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2006 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) untracked 88 untracked 941,875 untracked 10,703 untracked Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2007 14 (11 USA 3 CAN) 27.27% 104 18.18% 1,070,575 13.66% 10,293 -3.83% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2008 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) -14.29% 96 -7.69% 1,005,633 -6.07% 10,475 1.77% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2009 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 96 0.00% 961,731 -4.37% 10,018 -4.36% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2010 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) -8.33% 88 -8.33% 841,208 -12.53% 9,559 -4.58% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2011 10 (7 USA 3 CAN) -9.09% 80 -9.09% 786,800 -6.47% 9,835 2.89% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2012 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) -10.00% 72 -10.00% 681,696 -13.36% 9,468 -3.73% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2013 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 72 0.00% 695,736 2.06% 9,663 2.06% ILIndoor.com

 

Although 5 of the league’s 9 teams are based in the United States, approximately 75% of league players are from Canada. The remaining 25% of league players are from the United States, Australia, various countries within Europe, and the Iroquois First Nation. The average salary as of the 2013 season was $19,135. The maximum salary for a franchise player is approximately $34,000.

Major League Soccer 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 Soccer (MLS) is the premier outdoor soccer league which began play 1993. MLS experienced financial and operational struggles in its first few years: The league lost millions of dollars, teams played in mostly empty American football stadiums, and two teams folded in 2002. Since then, MLS has expanded to 22 teams, owners built soccer-specific stadiums, and has secured national TV contracts, and the league is now profitable.

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 Soccer Association Football 2006 12 USA untracked 192 untracked 2,976,787 untracked 15,504 untracked kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2007 13 (12 USA 1 CAN) 8.33% 195 1.56% 3,270,210 9.86% 16,770 8.17% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2008 14 (13 USA 1 CAN) 7.69% 210 7.69% 3,456,641 5.70% 16,460 -1.85% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2009 15 (14 USA 1 CAN) 7.14% 225 7.14% 3,608,359 4.39% 16,037 -2.57% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2010 16 (15 USA 1 CAN) 6.67% 240 6.67% 4,002,053 10.91% 16,675 3.98% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2011 18 (16 USA 2 CAN) 12.50% 306 27.50% 5,467,996 36.63% 17,869 7.16% WorldFootball
Major League Soccer Association Football 2012 19 (16 USA 3 CAN) 5.56% 323 5.56% 6,074,729 11.10% 18,807 5.25% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2013 19 (16 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 323 0.00% 6,007,686 -1.10% 18,600 -1.10% kenn.com

The average salary for MLS players is $316,777, lower than the average salaries in England’s second-tier Football League Championship ($420,000 in 2015), Holland’s Eredivisie ($445,000), or Mexico’s Liga MX ($418,000 in 2015). The league’s minimum player salary increased in 2017 to $65,000 for most players, and roster players #25–28 saw their minimum salary increased to $53,000. MLS salaries are limited by a salary cap, which MLS has had in place since the league’s inception in 1996. The purpose of the salary cap is to prevent the team’s owners from unsustainable spending on player salaries and to prevent a competitive imbalance among teams.

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.

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.