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.

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