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2011 Independent Average Attendance by League

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With the independent-baseball regular season wrapping up yesterday, it's time to parse the attendance numbers for 2011. Here are 2011 independent attendance numbers, listed by league.

These numbers are for the top indy league who actually report attendance figures; there are others who do not. This past offseason saw a shakeup in the independent-baseball world. The Northern League broke up, with four teams joining the American Association, one joining the North American League, one joining the Frontier League and two teams folding, with those markets joining the Frontier League in 2011 and 2012. In addition, the year-to-year rankings cover average attendance for the 2010 circuits as they were composed, not their 2011 lineup.

  Team LGE TOTAL GMS AV 2010A +/-
1 Winnipeg Goldeyes** AA 275,521 48 5,740 5,654 0.02
2 Kansas City T-Bones** AA 261,115 50 5,222 5,507 -0.05
3 St. Paul Saints AA 240,206 48 5,004 5,063 -0.01
4 F-M RedHawks** AA 175,918 49 3,590 3,662 -0.02
5 El Paso Diablos AA 172,742 50 3,455 3,738 -0.08
6 Lincoln Saltdogs AA 157,647 48 3,284 3,409 -0.04
7 Gary-SS RailCats** AA 157,676 49 3,218 3,395 -0.05
8 Wichita Wingnuts AA 159,239 50 3,185 2,994 0.06
9 Amarillo Sox* AA 138,865 49 2,834 2,912 -0.03
10 Grand Prairie AirHogs AA 117,861 49 2,405 2,707 -0.11
11 Fort Worth Cats AA 108,020 50 2,160 2,977 -0.27
12 Sioux Falls Pheasants AA 76,549 49 1,562 1,922 -0.19
13 Sioux City Explorers AA 64,000 49 1,306 1,226 0.07
14 S-B Captains AA 56,910 48 1,186 1,588 -0.25
  TOTALS   2,162,269 686 3,152 2,692 0.17
               
1 Long Island Ducks AtL 382,027 68 5,537 6,038 -0.08
2 Somerset Patriots AtL 372,082 70 5,241 5,363 -0.02
3 Lancaster Barnstormers AtL 323,091 68 4,682 4,895 -0.04
4 York Revolution AtL 261,590 67 3,904 4,155 -0.06
5 Camden Riversharks AtL 241,473 67 3,500 3,598 -0.03
6 S. Md. Blue Crabs AtL 214,135 69 3,294 3,539 -0.07
7 Bridgeport Bluefish AtL 150,065 65 2,274 2,471 -0.08
  TOTALS   1,944,463 474 4,102 3,984 0.03
               
1 Quebec Capitales Can 149,330 49 3,048 3,288 -0.07
2 Rockland Boulders Can 123,518 44 2,807    
3 Brockton Rox Can 94,112 52 1,810 2,175 -0.17
4 Worcester Tornadoes Can 83,745 47 1,782 1,966 -0.09
5 New Jersey Jackals Can 85,200 49 1,739 1,954 -0.11
6 Newark Bears**** Can 51,854 52 997 1,872 -0.47
7 Trois-Rivieres (neutral) Can 2,535 3 845    
8 Pittsfield Colonials Can 37,154 44 844 702 0.20
  TOTALS   627,448 340 1,845 1,979 -0.07
               
1 Southern Illinois Miners FL 181,576 47 3,863 4,253 -0.09
2 Traverse City Beach Bums FL 169,739 47 3,611 3,650 -0.01
3 Gateway Grizzlies FL 166,072 46 3,610 3,722 -0.03
4 Lake Erie Crushers FL 128,628 48 2,680 3,129 -0.14
5 Normal CornBelters FL 114,917 47 2,445 2,646 -0.08
6 Joliet Slammers FL 108,610 47 2,311    
7 Evansville Otters FL 97,937 44 2,226 2,516 -0.12
8 Washington Wild Things FL 104,635 47 2,226 2,431 -0.08
9 Rockford RiverHawks** FL 97,678 46 2,123 2,873 -0.26
10 Windy City ThunderBolts FL 86,727 46 1,885 1,962 -0.04
11 Florence Freedom FL 83,436 46 1,814 2,256 -0.20
12 River City Rascals FL 71,958 46 1,564 2,363 -0.34
  TOTALS   1,411,913 557 2,535 2,736 -0.07
               
1 San Angelo Colts* NAL 112,228 48 2,338 2,336 0.00
2 Edmonton Capitals*** NAL 102,253 45 2,272 2,093 0.09
3 Edinburg Roadrunners* NAL 107,786 51 2,113 2,605 -0.19
4 Chico Outlaws*** NAL 59,199 34 1,741 2,709 -0.36
5 Calgary Vipers*** NAL 62,308 41 1,520 1,705 -0.11
6 Lake County Fielders** NAL 26,480 18 1,471 2,741 -0.46
7 Yuma Scorpions*** NAL 48,700 34 1,432 1,350 0.06
8 RGV WhiteWings* NAL 65,916 49 1,345 1,195 0.13
9 McAllen Thunder NAL 18,404 14 1,315    
10 Maui Na Koa Ikaika*** NAL 31,606 39 810 1,227 -0.34
  TOTALS   634,880 373 1,702 NA NA
               
  AA = American Association            
  AtL = Atlantic League            
  Can = Can-Am League            
  FL = Frontier League            
  NAL = North American League          

* played in United League Baseball in 2010
** played in Northern League in 2010
***played in Golden Baseball League in 2010
****played in Atlantic League in 2010

RELATED STORIES: 2011 Baseball Attendance by Average; 2011 Affiliated Attendance by Average; 2011 Affiliated Attendance by League; 2011 Affiliated Attendance by Total; 2011 Independent Attendance by Average; 2011 Independent Attendance by Total; 2011 Independent Average Attendance by League; 2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average; 2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Total; 2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League

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