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.

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.

Northern League Attendance 2006 to 2010

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.

is an affiliated Single-A professional baseball league founded in 1954. It operates in the United States Midwest, mostly in cities not served by MLB teams or their other minor league affiliates.

The Northern League (NL) is an independent professional baseball league founded in 1993 and was inspired by the original Northern League that started play in 1902 and folded in 1971. It operated with teams in the Northern, Midwest United States and Central Canada. The Nothern League operates in cities not directly served by Major or Minor League teams and is not affiliated with either. In 2010 the league folded and teams split by joining two other leagues.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2006 to 2010.

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
Northern League (Ind) Baseball 2006 8 (5 USA 3 CAN) untracked 372 untracked 1,432,330 untracked 3,850 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Northern League (Ind) Baseball 2007 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) -25.00% 374 0.53% 1,471,697 2.75% 3,935 2.21% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Northern League (Ind) Baseball 2008 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 279 -25.40% 1,289,330 -12.39% 4,621 17.43% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northern League (Ind) Baseball 2009 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 276 -1.07% 1,220,300 -5.35% 4,421 -4.33% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Northern League (Ind) Baseball 2010 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 33.33% 384 39.11% 1,478,694 21.17% 3,851 -12.89% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Northern League recruited college, ex-major and ex-minor league players. Former affiliated-league players that were injured or have other circumstances join the NL as an opportunity to get resigned by major league organizations. Other players consist 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. Other former MLB players join the NL as a way to stay involved in baseball after their career as a major league player, often as coaches and managers.

North American Soccer League Attendance 2011 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 North American Soccer League (NASL) is a professional men’s soccer league with teams in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. It is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II league in the American league system, under Major League Soccer (MLS) and equal with United Soccer League.

Below is the fan attendance for the entire league from 2011 to 2013.

 

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2011 8 (6 USA 2 CAN) -25.00% 112 -37.78% 422,212 -47.28% 3,770 -15.26% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 112 0.00% 426,252 0.96% 3,806 0.95% kenn.com
North American Soccer League (AAA) Association Football 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 98 -12.50% 457,674 7.37% 4,670 22.70% kenn.com

 

The North American Soccer League operates as a group of independent club owners as opposed to the single-entity structure of Major League Soccer. Most players and team personnel will play in the NASL hoping to attract notice of the higher league MLS.