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. Minor-Leagues.com 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 http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
North American League (Ind) Baseball 2012 10 USA 0.00% 377 1.12% 420,100 -34.66% 1,114 -35.38% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

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.

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.

National Lacrosse 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.

National Lacrosse League (NLL) is a professional indoor (box) lacrosse league which began play in 1987. It is North America’s premier indoor/box lacrosse league. The league strives to be national in scale but has not been able to sustain much franchise growth. Its teams are geographically dispersed across the United States and Canada.

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
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2006 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) untracked 88 untracked 941,875 untracked 10,703 untracked Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2007 14 (11 USA 3 CAN) 27.27% 104 18.18% 1,070,575 13.66% 10,293 -3.83% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2008 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) -14.29% 96 -7.69% 1,005,633 -6.07% 10,475 1.77% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2009 12 (9 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 96 0.00% 961,731 -4.37% 10,018 -4.36% Pointstreak.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2010 11 (8 USA 3 CAN) -8.33% 88 -8.33% 841,208 -12.53% 9,559 -4.58% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2011 10 (7 USA 3 CAN) -9.09% 80 -9.09% 786,800 -6.47% 9,835 2.89% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2012 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) -10.00% 72 -10.00% 681,696 -13.36% 9,468 -3.73% ILIndoor.com
NLL (National Lacrosse League) Indoor Lacrosse 2013 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 72 0.00% 695,736 2.06% 9,663 2.06% ILIndoor.com

 

Although 5 of the league’s 9 teams are based in the United States, approximately 75% of league players are from Canada. The remaining 25% of league players are from the United States, Australia, various countries within Europe, and the Iroquois First Nation. The average salary as of the 2013 season was $19,135. The maximum salary for a franchise player is approximately $34,000.

Midwest 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 Midwest League (ML) 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.

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
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2006 14 USA untracked 930 untracked 3,298,095 untracked 3,546 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2007 14 USA 0.00% 925 -0.56% 3,530,410 7.04% 3,817 7.64% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2008 14 USA 0.00% 930 0.55% 3,602,687 2.05% 3,874 1.49% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2009 14 USA 0.00% 933 0.32% 3,629,038 0.73% 3,890 0.41% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2010 16 USA 14.29% 1072 14.90% 4,184,843 15.32% 3,904 0.36% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2011 16 USA 0.00% 1061 -1.01% 3,983,282 -4.82% 3,754 -3.84% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2012 16 USA 0.00% 1095 3.20% 4,084,343 2.54% 3,730 -0.64% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Midwest League (A) Baseball 2013 16 USA 0.00% 1054 -3.74% 4,118,049 0.83% 3,907 4.75% 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.

Major League Soccer 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.

Major League Soccer (MLS) is the premier outdoor soccer league which began play 1993. MLS experienced financial and operational struggles in its first few years: The league lost millions of dollars, teams played in mostly empty American football stadiums, and two teams folded in 2002. Since then, MLS has expanded to 22 teams, owners built soccer-specific stadiums, and has secured national TV contracts, and the league is now profitable.

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
Major League Soccer Association Football 2006 12 USA untracked 192 untracked 2,976,787 untracked 15,504 untracked kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2007 13 (12 USA 1 CAN) 8.33% 195 1.56% 3,270,210 9.86% 16,770 8.17% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2008 14 (13 USA 1 CAN) 7.69% 210 7.69% 3,456,641 5.70% 16,460 -1.85% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2009 15 (14 USA 1 CAN) 7.14% 225 7.14% 3,608,359 4.39% 16,037 -2.57% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2010 16 (15 USA 1 CAN) 6.67% 240 6.67% 4,002,053 10.91% 16,675 3.98% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2011 18 (16 USA 2 CAN) 12.50% 306 27.50% 5,467,996 36.63% 17,869 7.16% WorldFootball
Major League Soccer Association Football 2012 19 (16 USA 3 CAN) 5.56% 323 5.56% 6,074,729 11.10% 18,807 5.25% kenn.com
Major League Soccer Association Football 2013 19 (16 USA 3 CAN) 0.00% 323 0.00% 6,007,686 -1.10% 18,600 -1.10% kenn.com

The average salary for MLS players is $316,777, lower than the average salaries in England’s second-tier Football League Championship ($420,000 in 2015), Holland’s Eredivisie ($445,000), or Mexico’s Liga MX ($418,000 in 2015). The league’s minimum player salary increased in 2017 to $65,000 for most players, and roster players #25–28 saw their minimum salary increased to $53,000. MLS salaries are limited by a salary cap, which MLS has had in place since the league’s inception in 1996. The purpose of the salary cap is to prevent the team’s owners from unsustainable spending on player salaries and to prevent a competitive imbalance among teams.