Down On The Farm: MiLB Attendance Drops 3% In ‘16
Minor League Baseball closed out the '16 season with a total attendance of 41.38 million among its affiliated leagues, down 2.8% from a year ago. The figure is the ninth largest total in MiLB history, and the 12th consecutive year in excess of 41 million. The Triple-A Int’l League Indianapolis Indians led all MiLB teams in total attendance of 636,888. The Int’l League Charlotte Knights led the affiliated minors in per-game attendance with 8,974 in the club’s third season at BB&T Ballpark.
The Texas League Frisco RoughRiders led Double-A with a total of 463,564 fans, while the Midwest League Dayton Dragons led Single-A with a total of 548,574. The rookie level was led by the Northwest League Vancouver Canadians with a total of 222,363.