Canadian Baseball Attendance, 2019

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The Blue Jay affiliated Vancouver Canadians again lead the country in minor league / summer collegiate attendance in 2019 (courtesy Daily Hive).

Here is my sixth annual look at baseball attendance across Canada. Here I cover all levels from Minor League Baseball, independent baseball and collegiate summer leagues.

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 mention if average attendance is up or down from last year.

  1. Vancouver Canadians, Northwest League (6210 / 38 openings), down from 6292
  2. Winnipeg Goldeyes, American Association (4079 / 48 openings), down from 4477
  3. Okotoks Dawgs, Western Canadian Baseball League (3937 / 26 openings), up from 3676
  4. Quebec Capitales, Can-Am League (2381 / 53 openings), down from 2386
  5. Victoria HarbourCats, West Coast League (2311 / 27 openings), down from 2318
  6. Edmonton Prospects, Western Major Baseball League (2102 / 26 openings), up from 2053
  7. Ottawa Champions, Can-Am League (1798 / 49 openings), down from 1831
  8. Trois-Rivieres Aigles, Can-Am League (1677 / 51 openings), down from 1869
  9. Lethbridge Bulls, Western Major Baseball League (1022 / 24 openings), up from 992
  10. Kelowna Falcons, West Coast League (883 / 25 openings), down from 1025
  11. Thunder Bay Border Cats, Northwoods League (837 / 36 openings), up from 823
  12. Medicine Hat Mavericks, Western Canadian Baseball League (794 / 28 openings), down from 900
  13. Fort McMurray Giants, Western Canadian Baseball League (593 / 26 openings), up from 578
  14. Regina Red Sox, Western Canadian Baseball League (589 / 27 openings), down from 732
  15. Wheat City Whiskey Jacks, Expedition League (390 / 29 openings), new team
  16. Moose Jaw Miller Express, Western Canadian Baseball League (355 / 25 openings), up from 351
  17. Swift Current 57s, Western Canadian Baseball League (320 / 28 openings), down from 390
  18. Weyburn Beavers, Western Canadian Baseball League (318 / 27 openings), up from 299
  19. Brooks Bombers, Western Canadian Baseball League (191 / 25.5 openings), up from 181
  20. Yorkton Cardinals, Western Canadian Baseball League (144 / 26 openings), down from 184
  21. Melville Millionaires, Western Canadian Baseball League (123 / 25 openings), up from 124

The only Intercounty League team with reported attendance is the Welland Jackfish. They averaged 57 fans over 18 home dates.

The breakdown is 11 teams went down in attendance, 9 went up plus there was on new team added to the mix.  The Vancouver Canadians continue to lead the country in high level baseball attendance (excluding the Blue Jays, obviously).

Next season, the Can-Am League will merge into the Frontier League, Ottawa will not be part of that new merger for the 2020 season.

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