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. 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
North American League (Ind) Baseball 2012 10 USA 0.00% 377 1.12% 420,100 -34.66% 1,114 -35.38%

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.