Canadian Baseball Attendance, 2015

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As I did last year, here is a rundown of the attendance figures of Canadian based minor league (including independent leagues) and summer college league attendance figures.  Changes from last year include the addition of the Ottawa Champions from the CanAm League and the subtraction of the Western Major League’s Saskatoon Yellow Jackets.

The figures are the average attendance per game.  An “opening” is a single admission to the ballpark, either it be a single game or a doubleheader.  I also mentioned if average attendance is up or down from last year.

  1. Vancouver Canadians, Northwest League (5825 / 37 openings) – up from 4870
  2. Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association (5284 / 49 openings) – down from 5618
  3. Okotoks Dawgs, Western Major League (2965 / 23 openings) – up from 2827
  4. Quebec Capitales, CanAm League (2559 / 51 openings) – down from 2888
  5. Ottawa Champions, CanAm League (2228 / 52 openings) – new team
  6. Victoria HarbourCats, West Coast League (1910 / 26 openings) – up from 1576
  7. Trois-Rivieres Aigles, CanAm League (1865 / 52 openings) – up from 1612
  8. Lethbridge Bulls, Western Major League (1101 / 23 openings) – up from 819
  9. Edmonton Prospects, Western Major League (1053 / 23 openings) – up from 856
  10. Kelowna Falcons, West Coast League (948 / 26 openings) – up from 863
  11. Thunder Bay Border Cats, Northwoods League (759 / 36 openings) – up from 664
  12. Medicine Hat Mavericks, Western Major League (706 / 23 openings) – up from 701
  13. Regina Red Sox, Western Major League (484 / 24 openings) – up from 451
  14. Moose Jaw Express, Western Major League (316 / 24 openings) – up from 297
  15. Swift Current Indians, Western Major League (262 / 24 openings) – up from 260
  16. Weyburn Beavers, Western Major League (244 / 21 openings) – up from 187
  17. Yorkton Cardinals, Western Major League (208 / 22 openings) – down from 269
  18. Melville Millionaires, Western Major League (162 / 22 openings) – down from 217

Although inspired by the rankings released by BallparkBiz, the information comes from the individual league web sites as BBB’s rankings do not include openings.

Of the 17 teams surveyed in both 2014 & 2015, 13 recorded increases and 4 experienced decreases in attendance.  This, of course, isn’t factoring in the increases the Blue Jays have experienced this season as they’re on the verge of qualifying for postseason for the first time in 22 years.

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