The 2015 summer collegiate baseball regular season has come to a close, and our annual summer collegiate per game average attendance rankings are now available. Because so many teams have done well this season, we have expanded our rankings from the Top 50 to the Top 100.
Forever in the top spot are the Madison Mallards (Northwoods League) with a commanding 6,358 fans per game. The Elmira Pioneers (Perfect Game League) and the LaCrosse Loggers (Northwoods League) flipped positions from last year and come in at #2 and #3, respectively.
Maintaining their spot at #4, the powerhouse Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League) continue to dominate in Canada, but the third-year Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) make a strong showing at #14. The second-year Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) round out the top five.
Making their debut in the Top 50 in their inaugural season are the Kokomo Jackrabbits (Prospect League) at #26, Holly Springs Salamanders (Coastal Plain League) at #33 — both in new ballparks — and the Bristol Blues (Futures League) at #39.
After leaving Columbia (SC) to make room for an affiliated club, the Lexington County Blowfish (formerly Columbia Blowfish) took up residence in a new ballpark this season too, which boosted their average attendance from 1,716 in 2014 to 2,078 in 2015 and a seven-spot leap in the attendance rankings. Two other teams making impressive moves up the rankings over last year are the Worcester Bravehearts (Futures League), from #18 to #11, and Brazos Valley Bombers (Texas Collegiate League), from #24 to #15.
This year’s top performing leagues are the Northwoods with all of its 18 teams, the Coastal Plain with 14 teams, the Prospect League with all of its 12 teams, and West Coast League with 11 teams appearing in the Top 100. View rankings here.