FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2009
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ATTENDANCE TREMENDOUS
Minor League Baseball continues to draw fans, in spite of a challenging economy.
In 2009, the 15 minor leagues and 176 clubs drew 41,644,518 fans in 10,269 game days.
The average crowd of 4,055 is a mere 2.9% (119 fans a game) less than last year when the industry established its attendance record of over 43.2 million fans.
The Midwest League established a new record for the third straight year, while the California and Florida State Leagues also saw an overall increase in attendance this season.
In fact, the Florida State League enjoyed the largest increase on average up 12.2% per game, followed by the California (5.2%) and the International and Midwest (0.4%).
The New-York Penn League averaged 3,595 a game this year, similar to 2008. Sixteen clubs set new season attendance marks.
Rojo Research congratulates its baseball clients, the Modesto Nuts, Stockton Ports, Lancaster JetHawks, Delmarva Shorebirds, Portland Beavers, Boise Hawks, and independent league St. Paul Saints for a memorable fan experience and remarkable attendance.
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