Carolina 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 Carolina League (CarL) is an affiliated Single-A+ professional baseball league founded in 1945. It operates in a region stretching from Delaware to South Carolina, 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
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2006 8 USA untracked 525 untracked 1,601,427 untracked 3,050 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2007 8 USA 0.00% 346 -34.14% 1,668,811 4.21% 4,826 58.23% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2008 8 USA 0.00% 535 54.72% 1,726,511 3.46% 3,227 -33.13% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2009 8 USA 0.00% 518 -3.18% 1,586,588 -8.10% 3,063 -5.08% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2010 8 USA 0.00% 534 3.08% 1,810,537 14.12% 3,391 10.71% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2011 8 USA 0.00% 519 -2.79% 1,789,631 -1.15% 3,448 1.68% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2012 8 USA 0.00% 533 2.68% 1,877,081 4.89% 3,522 2.15% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Carolina League (A) Baseball 2013 8 USA 0.00% 529 -0.73% 1,934,740 3.07% 3,657 3.83% 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.

Canadian-American Association 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 Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (CAA) is an independent professional baseball league founded in 2oo5. It operates with teams in the Northeast United States and Eastern Canada. The Can-Am League operates 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 2013.

League Sport Season # of Teams Team Change Games Games Change Total Attendance TA Change Average Attendance AA Change Source
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2006 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) untracked 330 untracked 810,041 untracked 2,455 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2007 10 (9 USA 1 CAN) 25.00% 453 37.29% 1,040,107 28.40% 2,296 -6.48% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2008 8 (6 USA 2 CAN) -20.00% 359 -20.75% 843,660 -18.89% 2,350 2.35% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2009 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) -25.00% 255 -28.98% 563,208 -33.24% 2,209 -6.00% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2010 6 (5 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 265 3.94% 523,894 -6.98% 1,977 -10.50% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2011 8 (7 USA 1 CAN) 33.33% 339 27.92% 627,113 19.70% 1,850 -6.42% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2012 5 (3 USA 2 CAN) -37.50% 237 -30.07% 494,698 -21.12% 2,087 12.81% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Canadian-American Association (Ind) Baseball 2013 5 (3 USA 2 CAN) 0.00% 230 -2.99% 454,366 -8.15% 1,976 -5.32% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Canadian-American Association 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 CAA as a way to stay involved in baseball after their career as a major league player, often as coaches and managers.

Canadian Football 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 Canadian Football League (CFL) is an alternative professional gridiron football league founded in 1958. It operates in the nation of Canada, mostly in its largest cities.

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
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2006 8 CAN untracked 72 untracked 2,112,696 untracked 29,343 untracked Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2007 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,119,536 0.32% 29,438 0.32% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2008 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,102,184 -0.82% 29,197 -0.82% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2009 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,049,394 -2.51% 28,464 -2.51%  CFDB 
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2010 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 1,954,527 -4.63% 27,146 -4.63% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2011 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,000,552 2.35% 28,103 3.53% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2012 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 2,029,895 1.47% 28,193 0.32% Wikipedia
Canadian Football League Canadian Football 2013 8 CAN 0.00% 72 0.00% 1,944,349 -4.21% 27,004 -4.22% CFDB

 

Canadian football has mostly been confined to Canada, with the United States being the only other country to have hosted high-level Canadian football games. The CFL’s controversial “South Division” as it would come to be officially known attempted to put CFL teams in the United States playing under Canadian rules between 1992 and 1995. The move was aborted after three years due to continuing financial losses, a lack of proper Canadian football venues, a pervasive belief that the American teams were simply pawns to provide the struggling Canadian teams with expansion fee revenue, and the return of the NFL to Baltimore prompted the end of Canadian football on the American side of the border.

California 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 California League (CL) is an affiliated Single-A+ professional baseball league founded in 1941. It operates in the state of California, 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
California League (A) Baseball 2006 10 USA untracked 686 untracked 1,573,718 untracked 2,294 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2007 10 USA 0.00% 694 1.15% 1,649,480 4.81% 2,377 3.62% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2008 10 USA 0.00% 693 -0.14% 1,633,328 -0.98% 2,357 -0.84% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2009 10 USA 0.00% 694 0.16% 1,721,279 5.38% 2,480 5.22% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2010 10 USA 0.00% 691 -0.44% 1,566,501 -8.99% 2,267 -8.59% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2011 10 USA 0.00% 692 0.13% 1,593,398 1.72% 2,303 1.59% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2012 10 USA 0.00% 690 -0.27% 1,582,174 -0.70% 2,293 -0.43% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
California League (A) Baseball 2013 10 USA 0.00% 696 0.87% 1,583,488 0.08% 2,275 -0.78% 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.

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 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (AL) is an independent professional baseball league founded in 1998. It operates in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of the Northeast megalopolis, with one team located in Texas, mostly in cities not served by MLB teams 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
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2006 8 USA untracked 477 untracked 1,911,052 untracked 4,006 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2007 8 USA 0.00% 476 -0.22% 1,976,813 3.44% 4,153 3.67% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2008 8 USA 0.00% 537 12.82% 2,208,734 11.73% 4,113 -0.96% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2009 8 USA 0.00% 533 -0.74% 2,160,993 -2.16% 4,054 -1.43% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2010 8 USA 0.00% 535 0.37% 2,151,416 -0.44% 4,021 -0.81% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2011 8 USA 0.00% 477 -10.86% 1,948,321 -9.44% 4,085 1.59% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2012 8 USA 0.00% 537 12.59% 2,367,578 21.52% 4,409 7.93% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
Atlantic League (Ind) Baseball 2013 8 USA 0.00% 543 1.12% 2,254,554 -4.77% 4,152 -5.83% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The Atlantic League recruits college, ex-major and ex-minor league players. Former affiliated-league players that get injured or have other circumstances join the AL 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.

When Atlantic League professionals are signed by MLB clubs, they usually start in their Double-A or Triple-A affiliates. The Atlantic League is generally regarded as the most successful and highest level of baseball among independent leagues. In 2015, the Atlantic League experienced a watershed moment for independent baseball when it signed a formal agreement with Major League Baseball which put into writing the rules which the ALPB would follow in selling its players’ contracts to MLB clubs and their affiliates. This marked the first time that MLB, which has enjoyed a U.S. Supreme Court-granted antitrust exemption since 1922, had made any formal agreement with or acknowledgment of an independent baseball league.