The Tampa Bay Rays, who ranked next to last in the majors in attendance last season, are eliminating more than 10,000 seats in the upper deck in an effort to create a more “intimate” experience for fans at Tropicana Field. The Rays also indicated that will would add a premium seating section in the lower level. Read more here.
Category Archives: Rankings & Attendance
David P. Kronheim from NumberTamer.com has provided us with his summary analysis of Major and Minor League Baseball attendance for 2018. The full analysis for MiLB is expected to be released in January, followed by the full report for MLB in May. View Kronheim’s 2017 Major and Minor League Baseball Attendance Summary Analysis here.
Stadium Journey takes a look at the top independent baseball stadiums in North America. The results were similar to their first rankings two-years-ago, but there have been a few new facilities that made the 2018 list. Read more here.
As well as the Oakland A’s are playing, one look at their anemic attendance at the Coliseum will tell you why the team is looking to move to Howard Terminal. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – A total of 40,450,337 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2018, marking the 14th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans.
The Ballpark Business 2018 Per Game Average Attendance Mega-Rankings are here. The Columbus Clippers (Triple-A, International League) take the crown at #1. The St. Paul Saints (American Association) are the top independent club flexing their muscles in the #8 spot. The Madison Mallards (Northwoods League) are once again the top summer collegiate performer moving up from #23 to #22.
The annual list combines and ranks the per game average attendance of all affiliated minor league, independent professional, and Top-100 summer collegiate franchises in the U.S. and Canada. View rankings here.