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.
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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.
Despite losing to the Quebec Capitales in the first round of the Can Am League (Independent Professional) playoffs, the Rockland Boulders have announced that they broke a league attendance record this year with an average of 2,772 per game. The team also shattered their single-game attendance record with a gate of 7,336 for Fan Appreciation Day. Read more and watch video here.
Tim Newcomb of Popular Mechanics has ranked all 30 Major League Baseball Parks in a recent post, “based solely on the buildings.” We don’t think there will be much for big surprises here, at least at the top, for most ballpark tourists, but it’s worth a quick read. Read more here.
The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) wrapped up its first regular season this past weekend with all eight teams still in operation. If you have experienced this new league and attended any games, feel free to share your feedback here in comments or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, view attendance numbers here. Read more here.
The Somerset Patriots welcomed their 7,000,000th Fan to TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, July 26th. At 6:34 pm, Dan Heitkamp of Washington Township purchased the ticket to the game and entered the main gate with his 4-year old godson Logan where he was greeted by Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle among the fanfare.