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.

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