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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.

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.

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 American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (AA) is an independent professional baseball league founded in 2005. It operates in the states of Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas, along with the Canadian province of Manitoba, 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
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2006 10 USA untracked 460 untracked 1,298,521 untracked 2,823 untracked http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2007 10 USA 0.00% 451 -1.94% 1,318,841 1.56% 2,924 3.58% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2007_Minor_League_PDF.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2008 10 USA 0.00% 455 0.89% 1,506,665 14.24% 3,311 13.24% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2009 10 USA 0.00% 470 3.27% 1,482,214 -1.62% 3,154 -4.74% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2009_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2010 10 USA 0.00% 455 -3.19% 1,227,518 -17.18% 2,698 -14.46% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2011 14 (13 USA 1 CAN) 40.00% 686 50.78% 2,162,269 76.15% 3,152 16.83% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2011_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2012 13 (12 USA 1 CAN) -7.14% 639 -6.85% 2,244,238 3.79% 3,512 11.42% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf
American Association (Ind) Baseball 2013 13 (12 USA 1 CAN) 0.00% 626 -2.05% 2,150,031 -4.20% 3,435 -2.19% http://www.numbertamer.com/files/2013_Minor_League_Analysis.pdf

The 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 AA as a way to stay involved in baseball after their career as a major league player, often as coaches and managers.