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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