Category: Attendance/Outdoor

United Football League Attendance 2009 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 United Football League (UFL) was a professional football league which began play in 2009. It lasted almost four seasons, folding in 2012.  It played most of its games in markets where the National Football League had no presence.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2009 to 2012.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
United Football League American Football 2009 4 USA untracked 6 untracked 111,654 untracked 9,305 untracked kenn.com
United Football League American Football 2010 5 USA 25.00% 10 66.67% 300,007 168.69% 15,000 61.20% kenn.com
United Football League American Football 2011 4 USA -20.00% 8 -20.00% 155,579 -48.14% 14,144 -5.71% kenn.com
United Football League American Football 2012 4 USA 0.00% 8 0.00% 30,174 -80.61% 4,311 -69.52% kenn.com

 

The UFL primarily consisted of players who had at one time or another played for an NFL team. Although the league had no connection with the NFL, and had never intended to foster any such connection, some speculated that it could have become a minor or “developmental” league for the NFL.

Texas 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 Texas League (TL) is an affiliated Double-A professional baseball league re-founded in 1902 (it originally started in 1888). It operates mostly in the Southern United States. It serves mostly 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
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2006 8 USA untracked 541 untracked 2,842,013 untracked 5,253 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2007 8 USA 0.00% 524 -3.14% 2,814,114 -0.98% 5,370 2.23% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2008 8 USA 0.00% 550 4.95% 3,129,865 11.22% 5,691 5.98% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2009 8 USA 0.00% 543 -1.27% 2,964,170 -5.29% 5,459 -4.08% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2010 8 USA 0.00% 540 -0.55% 2,942,930 -0.72% 5,450 -0.16% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2011 8 USA 0.00% 542 0.37% 2,822,109 -4.11% 5,207 -4.46% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2012 8 USA 0.00% 549 1.29% 2,834,864 0.45% 5,164 -0.83% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Texas League (AA) Baseball 2013 8 USA 0.00% 541 -1.46% 2,815,133 -0.70% 5,204 0.77% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

 

The Double-A classification usually hosts developing players that have been part of professional baseball for only a couple of years. These players can get to the Double-A level by earning a promotion from any of the Single-A or Rookie leagues. Players often advance directly to the majors from this level, as the level of competition is higher. Because they are still advancing in their careers, the average talent level of Double-A may be higher than in Triple-A, which has minor and major league veterans who have been in the minor league system for a longer period of time and may have stagnated.

Southern 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 Southern League (SL) is an affiliated Double-A professional baseball league founded in 1964. It takes its name from the original Southern League that was established in 1885 and then folded. It operates in the Southeastern United States. It serves mostly 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
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2006 10 USA untracked 679 untracked 2,445,800 untracked 3,602 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2007 10 USA 0.00% 684 0.74% 2,517,817 2.94% 3,681 2.19% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2008 10 USA 0.00% 672 -1.76% 2,460,838 -2.26% 3,662 -0.52% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2009 10 USA 0.00% 660 -1.79% 2,284,201 -7.18% 3,461 -5.49% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2010 10 USA 0.00% 663 0.46% 2,209,830 -3.26% 3,333 -3.70% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2011 10 USA 0.00% 671 1.21% 2,175,505 -1.55% 3,242 -2.73% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2012 10 USA 0.00% 665 -0.89% 2,152,852 -1.04% 3,237 -0.15% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Southern League (AA) Baseball 2013 10 USA 0.00% 659 -0.90% 2,316,591 7.61% 3,515 8.59% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

 

he Double-A classification usually hosts developing players that have been part of professional baseball for only a couple of years. These players can get to the Double-A level by earning a promotion from any of the Single-A or Rookie leagues. Players often advance directly to the majors from this level, as the level of competition is higher. Because they are still advancing in their careers, the average talent level of Double-A may be higher than in Triple-A, which has minor and major league veterans who have been in the minor league system for a longer period of time and may have stagnated.

South Atlantic 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 South Atlantic League (SAL) is an affiliated Single-A professional baseball league founded in 1963. It operates in the United States Atlantic coastline, mostly in cities not served by MLB teams or their other minor league affiliates. A number of different leagues known as the South Atlantic League have existed since 1904. The current league of that name adopted the moniker in 1980, having previously been the Western Carolinas League, founded in 1963.

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
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2006 16 USA untracked 1054 untracked 3,795,550 untracked 3,601 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2007 16 USA 0.00% 1064 0.94% 3,862,077 1.75% 3,630 0.81% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2008 16 USA 0.00% 1060 -0.36% 3,777,173 -2.20% 3,563 -1.85% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2009 16 USA 0.00% 1047 -1.23% 3,690,958 -2.28% 3,525 -1.07% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2010 14 USA -12.50% 944 -9.85% 3,223,655 -12.66% 3,415 -3.12% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2011 14 USA 0.00% 931 -1.39% 3,125,934 -3.03% 3,358 -1.67% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2012 14 USA 0.00% 932 0.12% 3,056,097 -2.23% 3,279 -2.35% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
South Atlantic League (A) Baseball 2013 14 USA 0.00% 905 -2.91% 2,951,813 -3.41% 3,262 -0.52% 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.

Pacific Coast 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 Pacific Coast League (PCL) is an affiliated Triple-A professional baseball league founded in 1903. It operates in the West United States and has had teams in Canada in the past. It serves mostly 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
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2006 16 USA untracked 1119 untracked 7,413,505 untracked 6,625 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2007 16 USA 0.00% 1120 0.09% 7,420,095 0.09% 6,625 0.00% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2008 16 USA 0.00% 1110 -0.90% 7,219,356 -2.71% 6,504 -1.83% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2009 16 USA 0.00% 1120 0.90% 7,133,386 -1.19% 6,369 -2.08% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2010 16 USA 0.00% 1112 -0.71% 7,032,545 -1.41% 6,324 -0.71% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2011 16 USA 0.00% 1125 1.16% 6,925,290 -1.53% 6,156 -2.66% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2012 16 USA 0.00% 1123 -0.18% 6,796,157 -1.86% 6,052 -1.69% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Baseball 2013 16 USA 0.00% 1119 -0.35% 6,763,683 -0.48% 6,044 -0.13% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

 

Triple-A (or Class AAA) is the highest level of play in Minor League Baseball in the United States and Mexico. Before 2008, Triple-A leagues also fielded teams in Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the Triple-A International League (IL) and Pacific Coast League (PCL), with 14 teams in the IL and 16 in the PCL. The MLB-independent Mexican League fields 16 teams.

Interleague play between the International League and Pacific Coast League occurs twice each season. In September each league’s regular season champions play each other in the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game to determine an overall champion of Triple-A baseball.