Canadian Baseball Attendance, 2014

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Here is a quick rundown of final 2014 attendances for Canadian high level (Minor League Baseball, independent baseball and collegiate summer leagues) baseball teams.  All numbers all for regular season games only.  The rankings include the team name, league, average attendance and the number of openings (ie double-headers count as one opening).

Note: the Vancouver Canadians are currently the only affiliated minor league team.  The American Association and CanAm Leagues are both independent professional leagues.  The Western Major Baseball League, West Coast League, Northwoods League and Pacific International Leagues are all collegiate summer leagues.

  1. Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Associaiton: 5618 (46 openings)
  2. Vancouver Canadians, Northwest League (Blue Jays): 4870 (37 openings)
  3. Quebec Capitales, CanAm League: 2888 (42 openings)
  4. Okotos Dawgs, Western Major Baseball League: 2827 (23 openings)
  5. Trois-Rivieres Aigles, CanAm League: 1612 (45 openings)
  6. Victoria HarbourCats, West Coast League: 1576 (27 openings)
  7. Kelowna Falcons, West Coast League: 863 (26 openings)
  8. Edmonton Prospects, Western Major Baseabll League: 856 (21 openings)
  9. Lethbridge Bulls, Western Major Baseball League: 819 (22 openings)
  10. Medicine Hat Mavericks, Western Major Baseball League: 701 (22 openings)
  11. Thunder Bay Border Cats, Northwoods League: 664 (34 openings)
  12. Regina Red Sox, Western Major Baseball League: 451 (23 openings)
  13. Moose Jaw Miller Express, Western Major Baseball League: 297 (22 openings)
  14. Yorkton Cardinals, Western Major Baseball League: 269 (19 openings)
  15. Swift Current Indians, Western Major Baseball League: 260 (23 openings)
  16. Melville Millionaires, Western Major Baseball League: 217 (21 openings)
  17. Weyburn Beavers, Western Major Baseball League: 187 (20 openings)
  18. Saskatoon Yellow Jackets, Western Major Baseball League: 149 (23 openings)

The Pacific International league does not track attendance.  Canadian teams include the Kamloops Sundevils, Langley Blaze, Burnaby Collegiate Bulldogs and Trail Orioles.

Would be interesting to see where Maritime-based teams would rank on this list.  I believe well-marketed teams in Halifax and Moncton would rank close to Quebec, or at least outrank the Aigles, if they were part of the CanAm League.  There is no reason to believe a well run summer league in the Maritimes could overdraw the WMBL in the big six markets of the Maritimes (Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown).

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