Frontier 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 Frontier League (IND) is an independent professional baseball league founded in 1993. It operates in the mid-western of the United States, mostly in cities not served by MLB teams or their minor league affiliates. Although the league does not have any teams located in the same city as Major League teams, it does nonetheless have teams located within the markets of Major League 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
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2006 10 USA untracked 465 untracked 1,261,395 untracked 2,713 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2007 12 USA 20.00% 553 18.95% 1,503,220 19.17% 2,718 0.18% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2008 12 USA 0.00% 565 2.16% 1,468,977 -2.28% 2,600 -4.34% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2009 12 USA 0.00% 550 -2.66% 1,444,176 -1.69% 2,626 1.00% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2010 12 USA 0.00% 551 0.18% 1,498,061 3.73% 2,719 3.54% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2011 12 USA 0.00% 557 1.09% 1,411,913 -5.75% 2,535 -6.77% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2012 14 (13 USA 1 CAN) 16.67% 649 16.51% 1,548,970 9.71% 2,387 -5.84% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Frontier League (Ind) Baseball 2013 14 USA 0.00% 632 -2.62% 1,541,169 -0.50% 2,439 2.18% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Frontier League recruits college, ex-major and ex-minor league players. Former affiliated-league players that get injured or have other circumstances join the AA 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 AA as a way to stay involved in baseball after their career as a major league player, often as coaches and managers.

Florida State Leagues 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 Florida State League (FSL) is an affiliated Single-A+ professional baseball league founded in 1919. It operates in the state of Florida, 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
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2006 12 USA untracked 778 untracked 1,078,123 untracked 1,386 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2007 12 USA 0.00% 776 -0.27% 1,079,102 0.09% 1,391 0.36% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2008 12 USA 0.00% 778 0.25% 1,030,461 -4.51% 1,325 -4.74% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2009 12 USA 0.00% 752 -3.31% 1,117,363 8.43% 1,486 12.15% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2010 12 USA 0.00% 789 4.92% 1,182,581 5.84% 1,499 0.87% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2011 12 USA 0.00% 790 0.12% 1,296,962 9.67% 1,642 9.54% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2012 12 USA 0.00% 763 -3.38% 1,215,020 -6.32% 1,592 -3.05% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Florida State League (A) Baseball 2013 12 USA 0.00% 755 -1.10% 1,212,184 -0.23% 1,606 0.88% 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.

ECHL 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.

TheĀ  ECHL (Used to be known as the East Coast Hockey League) is a combined independent/affiliate professional hockey league founded in 1988. It operated initially in the eastern coast of the United States, expanding to the West and East during its years of growth. The cities the ECHL played in was not served by a NHL or their minor league affiliates. The ECHL is now considered to be a Double-A level of hockey, with most of its teams being affiliated with counterpart teams in both the NHL and AHL.

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
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2005-06 25 (24 USA 1 CAN) untracked 900 untracked 3,934,794 untracked 4,372 untracked Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2006-07 25 (24 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 900 0.00% 3,752,804 -4.63% 4,170 -4.62% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2007-08 25 (24 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 900 0.00% 3,756,191 0.09% 4,173 0.07% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2008-09 23 (22 USA 1 CAN) -8.00% 779 -13.44% 3,317,017 -11.69% 4,258 2.04% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2009-10 20 (19 USA 1 CAN) -13.04% 720 -7.57% 3,229,463 -2.64% 4,485 5.34% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2010-11 19 (18 USA 1 CAN) -5.00% 684 -5.00% 2,967,752 -8.10% 4,339 -3.27% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2011-12 20 USA 5.26% 720 5.26% 3,082,764 3.88% 4,282 -1.31% Lennier
ECHL (AA) Ice Hockey 2012-13 23 USA 10.00% 828 15.00% 3,917,598 27.08% 4,731 10.49% Lennier

The ECHL is populated mostly by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues, but each team can be expected to a have a few NHL drafted players refining their skills there. The primary focus of ECHL teams has slowly shifted away from team success towards more about player development.

Eastern 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 Eastern League (EL) is an affiliated Double-A professional baseball league founded in 1923. It operates in the northeastern 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
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2006 12 USA untracked 790 untracked 3,812,907 untracked 4,826 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2007 12 USA 0.00% 795 0.62% 3,887,359 1.95% 4,890 1.33% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2008 12 USA 0.00% 817 2.77% 3,770,333 -3.01% 4,615 -5.62% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2009 12 USA 0.00% 801 -1.95% 3,694,397 -2.01% 4,612 -0.07% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2010 12 USA 0.00% 827 3.24% 3,966,241 7.36% 4,796 3.99% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2011 12 USA 0.00% 806 -2.54% 3,923,381 -1.08% 4,868 1.50% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2012 12 USA 0.00% 812 0.75% 3,791,241 -3.37% 4,669 -4.09% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Eastern League (AA) Baseball 2013 12 USA 0.00% 811 -0.12% 3,743,582 -1.26% 4,616 -1.14% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Double-A classification usually hosts developing players that have been part of professional baseball for only a couple of years. These players can get to the Double-A level by earning a promotion from any of the Single-A or Rookie leagues. Players often advance directly to the majors from this level, as the level of competition is higher. Because they are still advancing in their careers, the average talent level of Double-A may be higher than in Triple-A, which has minor and major league veterans who have been in the minor league system for a longer period of time and may have stagnated.

Central Hockey 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.

TheĀ  Central Hockey League (CHL) was an independent professional hockey league founded in 1992 until it amalgamated with the ECHL in 2014. It operated initially in the central, midwest of the United States, expanding to the West and East during its years of growth. The cities the CHL played in was not served by a NHL team or their 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
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2005-06 15 USA untracked 480 untracked 2,238,408 untracked 4,663 untracked Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2006-07 17 USA 13.33% 544 13.33% 2,387,286 6.65% 4,388 -5.89% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2007-08 17 USA 0.00% 544 0.00% 2,164,657 -9.33% 3,979 -9.33% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2008-09 16 USA -5.88% 512 -5.88% 1,949,906 -9.92% 3,808 -4.30% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2009-10 15 USA -6.25% 480 -6.25% 1,824,262 -6.44% 3,800 -0.21% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2010-11 18 USA 20.00% 594 23.75% 2,248,129 23.23% 3,784 -0.42% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2011-12 14 USA -22.22% 462 -22.22% 1,867,801 -16.92% 4,042 6.82% Lennier
CHL (Central Hockey League) (AA) Ice Hockey 2012-13 10 USA -28.57% 330 -28.57% 1,223,289 -34.51% 3,706 -8.31% Lennier

The Central Hockey League was populated by Free Agents recruited from colleges, junior leagues, and other minor leagues. Since most of the CHL Teams was not affiliated with the NHL, the primary focus was on team success instead of player development.