Major League Lacrosse 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 Lacrosse (MLL) is a professional outdoor lacrosse league which began play in 2001. It is North America’s premier outdoor/field lacrosse league. The league strives to be national in scale but has not been able to sustain much franchise growth. Most of the teams are based in the Eastern United States.

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 Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2006 10 USA untracked 60 untracked 257,714 untracked 4,295 untracked Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2007 10 USA 0.00% 60 0.00% 265,783 3.13% 4,429 3.12% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2008 10 USA 0.00% 60 0.00% 270,942 1.94% 4,515 1.94% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2009 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) -40.00% 36 -40.00% 200,076 -26.16% 5,557 23.08% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2010 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 36 0.00% 192,133 -3.97% 5,337 -3.96% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2011 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 33.33% 36 0.00% 231,023 20.24% 6,417 20.24% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2012 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 56 55.56% 314,096 35.96% 5,608 -12.61% Pointstreak.com
Major League Lacrosse Field Lacrosse 2013 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 56 0.00% 283,875 -9.62% 5,069 -9.61% Pointstreak.com

 

Major League Lacrosse attracts players from colleges and some elite recreational leagues. MLL is a semi-professional league. MLL players reportedly earn annual salaries in the $10,000–$25,000 range; players and staff generally hold other jobs.

Major Indoor Soccer 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 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), also known as the National Indoor Soccer League and the Xtreme Soccer League when it split for one season in 2007-08 was a professional indoor soccer league which began play in 2001. The departure of six teams which joined the Professional Arena Soccer League (now the Major Arena Soccer League) after the 2013–14 season effectively ended the MISL.

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
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2005-06 6 USA untracked 90 untracked 426,328 -38.72% 4,737 untracked kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2006-07 6 USA 0.00% 90 0.00% 423,955 -0.56% 4,711 -0.55% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League to NISL/XSL) Indoor Soccer 2007-08 9 (8 USA 1 MEX) 50.00% 135 50.00% 617,880 45.74% 4,577 -2.84% kenn.com
NISL (National Indoor Soccer League from MISL) Indoor Soccer 2008-09 5 (4 USA 1 MEX) -44.44% 41 -69.63% 170,696 -72.37% 4,163 -9.05% kenn.com
XSL (Xtreme Soccer League from MISL) Indoor Soccer 2008-09 4 USA untracked 40 untracked 137,379 untracked 3,434 untracked kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2009-10 5 (4 USA 1 MEX) 0.00% 50 21.95% 188,065 10.18% 3,761 -9.66% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2010-11 5 USA 0.00% 50 0.00% 200,441 6.58% 4,009 6.59% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2011-12 7 USA 40.00% 84 68.00% 336,478 67.87% 4,006 -0.07% kenn.com
MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) Indoor Soccer 2012-13 7 USA 0.00% 88 4.76% 380,961 13.22% 4,329 8.06% kenn.com

MISL is considered to be the third league to be known as the Major Indoor Soccer League but in reviewing franchise and team integrity, Minor-Leagues.com considers this to be the second and so far last version. Indoor soccer, or arena soccer (known internationally as indoor football, minifootball, fast football, floorball or showball), is a game derived from association football adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Indoor soccer, as it is most often known in the United States and Canada, was originally developed in these two countries as a way to play football during the winter months, when snow would make outdoor play difficult.

International 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 International League (IL) is an affiliated Triple-A professional baseball league founded in 1884. It operates in the Eastern 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
International League (AAA) Baseball 2006 14 USA untracked 952 untracked 6,416,200 untracked 6,740 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2007 14 USA 0.00% 959 0.74% 6,721,465 4.76% 7,009 3.99% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2008 14 USA 0.00% 970 1.15% 7,097,411 5.59% 7,317 4.39% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2009 14 USA 0.00% 955 -1.54% 7,017,469 -1.13% 7,348 0.42% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2010 14 USA 0.00% 985 3.15% 6,942,740 -1.06% 7,048 -4.08% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2011 14 USA 0.00% 958 -2.74% 6,664,206 -4.01% 6,956 -1.31% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2012 14 USA 0.00% 971 1.35% 6,504,586 -2.40% 6,699 -3.69% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
International League (AAA) Baseball 2013 14 USA 0.00% 961 -1.03% 6,766,442 4.03% 7,041 5.11% 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.

 

International Hockey 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.

The International Hockey League (IHL) was an independent professional hockey league founded in 1991 (known as the Colonial Hockey League, later United Hockey League) until it amalgamated with the Central Hockey League in 2010. It operated in the Midwest of the United States. The cities the IHL played in was not served by a NHL or their minor league affiliates.

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
UHL (United Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2005-06 14 USA untracked 532 untracked 1,635,040 untracked 3,073 untracked Lennier
UHL (United Hockey League to IHL) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2006-07 10 USA -28.57% 380 -28.57% 1,307,858 -20.01% 3,442 12.00% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League from UHL) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2007-08 6 USA -40.00% 228 -40.00% 774,387 -40.79% 3,396 -1.33% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2008-09 6 USA 0.00% 228 0.00% 757,992 -2.12% 3,324 -2.12% Lennier
IHL (International Hockey League) (Ind) Ice Hockey 2009-10 7 USA 16.67% 265 16.23% 846,520 11.68% 3,185 -4.17% Lennier

The International Hockey League was populated by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues. Since none of the IHL Teams was not affiliated with to the NHL, the primary focus was on team success instead of player development. This IHL was the fourth league in North America that use the International Hockey League name.

 

Golden Baseball 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.

The Golden Baseball League (GBL) was an independent professional baseball league founded in 2oo5 and ran until 2010 when it combined with two other independent baseball leagues. It operated teams in the Western United States and Western Canada. The GBL operated in cities not directly served by Major or Minor League teams and is not affiliated with either.

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
Golden Baseball League (Ind) Baseball 2006 6 USA untracked 232 untracked 369,342 untracked 1,592 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Golden Baseball League (Ind) Baseball 2007 6 USA 0.00% 222 -4.33% 285,665 -22.66% 1,287 -19.16% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Golden Baseball League (Ind) Baseball 2008 8 (6 USA 2 CAN) 33.33% 313 40.98% 428,402 49.97% 1,369 6.37% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Golden Baseball League (Ind) Baseball 2009 9 (6 USA 3 CAN) 12.50% 334 6.71% 631,109 47.32% 1,890 38.06% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Golden Baseball League (Ind) Baseball 2010 10 (6 USA 3 CAN 1 MEX) 11.11% 395 18.32% 742,394 17.63% 1,879 -0.58% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Golden Baseball League was ambitious in its recruiting of college, ex-major and ex-minor league players. Its player development was noted for having over 100 players being sold to MLB organizations during its years of operation, with seven players already making it to a major league uniform. It was a well funded league with corporate sponsorship and backers but its decision to join an ambitious national footprint led to its folding.