Northwest 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.

Northwest League (NWL) is a  is an affiliated Single-A (short season) professional baseball league founded in 1939. It operates in the U.S.A. North-West and Canada North-West, and serves some cities that do not have MLB teams or MLB affiliated baseball.

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
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2006 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) untracked 303 untracked 893,821 untracked 2,950 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2007 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 301 -0.65% 927,169 3.73% 3,080 4.41% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2008 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 302 0.31% 919,153 -0.86% 3,044 -1.17% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2009 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 303 0.34% 907,094 -1.31% 2,994 -1.64% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2010 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 301 -0.64% 885,025 -2.43% 2,940 -1.80% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2011 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 304 0.97% 913,986 3.27% 3,007 2.28% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 301 -0.96% 896,781 -1.88% 2,979 -0.93% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northwest League (A-SS) Baseball 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 299 -0.66% 984,432 9.77% 3,292 10.51% 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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