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2012 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

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We conclude our listings of 2012 summer-collegiate attendance with a look at average attendance -- perhaps the most accurate way to measure the health of a franchise.

Because of the small number of games in many leagues, the attendance can vary greatly year to year, so you're going to see more fluctuations here than in, say, the affiliated leagues. In addition, this doesn't cover every summer-collegiate team: there are a few leagues that choose not to report the attendance numbers publicly. That's OK: in those cases we're talking about good-quality community entertainment. Still, this listing should give you a good idea of the growth in the summer-collegiate industry: in the past you rarely had teams averaring over 1,500 fans a game and now you have the top 21 teams in this list reaching that mark. Enjoy.

# Team Lge Tot Gms 2012 2011 +/-
1 Madison Mallards NorthWL 217,143 35 6,204 6,278 -0.01
2 Elmira Pioneers PGL 66,478 22 3,022 1,411 1.14
3 La Crosse Loggers NorthWL 103,292 35 2,951 2,997 -0.02
4 Fayetteville Swampdogs CPL 57,502 26 2,212 2,312 -0.04
5 Okotoks Dawgs WMBL 48,448 22 2,202 2,349 -0.06
6 Newport Gulls NECBL 38,275 18 2,126 2,148 -0.01
7 Eau Claire Express NorthWL 70,355 34 2,069 2,135 -0.03
8 Gastonia Grizzlies CPL 59,399 29 2,048 1,848 0.11
9 Orleans Firebirds CCL 44,909 22 2,041 1,744 0.17
10 Forest City Owls CPL 58,016 30 1,934 1,903 0.02
11 Columbia Blowfish CPL 42,258 24 1,761 1,398 0.26
12 Brockton Rox FCBL 41,141 24 1,714    
13 Chatham Anglers CCL 37,663 22 1,712 1,164 0.47
14 Wilmington Sharks CPL 45,702 27 1,693 1,775 -0.05
15 Peninsula Pilots CPL 44,832 27 1,660 1,754 -0.05
16 St. Cloud River Bats NorthWL 55,841 35 1,595 1,747 -0.09
17 Chillicothe Paints PL 45,863 29 1,581 1,759 -0.10
18 Wisconsin Woodchucks NorthWL 55,040 35 1,573 1,624 -0.03
19 Hyannis Harbor Hawks CCL 34,459 22 1,566 1,539 0.02
20 Brazos Valley Bombers TCL 45,008 29 1,552 1,398 0.11
21 Oneonta Outlaws PGL 36,392 24 1,516 1,659 -0.09
22t Waterloo Bucks NorthWL 50,943 34 1,498 1,608 -0.07
22t Vermont Mountaineers NECBL 29,954 20 1,498 1,743 -0.14
24 Martinsville Mustangs CPL 36,746 25 1,470 1,582 -0.07
25 Morehead City Marlins CPL 39,336 27 1,457 1,284 0.13
26 Bend Elks WCL 36,881 26 1,419 1,820 -0.22
27 Amsterdam Mohawks PGL 33,893 24 1,412  1,192 0.18
28 Keene Swamp Bats NECBL 27,288 20 1,364 1,573 -0.13
29 Lakeshore Chinooks NorthWL 46,022 34 1,354    
30 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters NorthWL 45,959 34 1,352 1,412 -0.04
31t Harwich Mariners CCL 29,573 22 1,344 1,439 -0.07
31t Pittsfield Suns FCBL 32,261 24 1,344    
33 Marysviile Gold Sox HOR 60,123 45 1,336 1,197 0.12
34 Walla Walla Sweets WCL  34,598 26 1,331 1,597 -0.17
35 Bourne Braves CCL 28,803 22 1,309 1,022 0.28
36 Corvallis Knights WCL 33,801 26 1,300 1,274 0.02
37 St. Joseph Mustangs MINK 26,915 21 1,282 1,883 -0.32
38 Thomasville HiToms CPL 37,121 29 1,280 869 0.47
39 Wilson Tobs CPL 38,092 30 1,270 1,223 0.04
40 Duluth Huskies NorthWL 40,739 33 1,235 1,040 0.19
41 Klamath Falls Gems WCL 32,841 27 1,216 1,163 0.05
42 Danville Dans PL 36,267 30 1,209 2,027 -0.40
43 Wenatchee AppleSox WCL 32,430 27 1,201 1,283 -0.06
44 Battle Creek Bombers NorthWL 40,786 45 1,200 1,176 0.02
45 Brewster Whitecaps CCL 26,357 22 1,198 1,164 0.03
46 Mankato MoonDogs NorthWL 40,549 35 1,159 1,207 -0.04
47 Asheboro Copperheads CPL 31,284 27 1,159 1,126 0.03
48 Cowlitz Black Bears WCL 30,014 26 1,154 1,115 0.03
49 Cotuit Kettleers CCL 25,252 22 1,148 950 0.21
50 Nashua Silver Knights FCBL 28,125 25 1,125 869 0.29
51 Leesburg Lightning FCSL 24,583 22 1,117 1,081 0.03
52 Y-D Red Sox CCL 24,099 22 1,095 1,550 -0.29
53 Rochester Honkers NorthWL 36,100 33 1,094 1,194 -0.08
54 Florence Redwolves CPL 24,933 23 1,084 1,379 -0.21
55 Newark Pilots PGL 24,670 23 1,073 872 0.23
56 Wareham Gatemen CCL 22,092 21 1,052 1,012 0.04
57 Green Bay Bullfrogs NorthWL 36,545 35 1,044 1,226 -0.15
58 Falmouth Commodores CCL 22,892 22 1,041 863 0.21
59 Willmar Stingers NorthWL 35,049 34 1,031 963 0.07
60 North Shore Navigators FCBL 23,203 23 1,009 920 0.10
61 Holyoke Blue Sox NECBL 18,497 19 974 2,510 -0.61
62 Bellingham Bells WCL 23,934 25 957 613 0.56
63 West Virginia Miners PL 25,700 27 952 1,225 -0.22
64 Terre Haute Rex PL 27,587 30 920 1,014 -0.09
65 Thunder Bay Border Cats NorthWL 28,228 31 911 796 0.14
66 Quincy Gems PL 26,320 29 908 1,000 -0.09
67 Richmond River Rats PL 26,215 29 904 876 0.03
68 Kelowna Falcons WCL 21,894 25 876 694 0.26
69 Petersburg Generals CPL 22,146 26 852 278 2.06
70 Alexandria Beetles NorthWL 29,654 35 847 985 -0.14
71 Hannibal Cavemen PL 23,401 28 836 958 -0.13
72 North Adams SteepleCats NECBL 17,311 21 824 969 -0.15
73 Springfield Sliders PL 24,307 30 810 1,268 -0.36
74 Glen Falls Golden Eagles PGL 17,613 22 766  780 -0.02
75 M. Val. DiamondDawgs PGL 16,608 22 755 859 -0.12
76 Edenton Steamers CPL 17,274 23 751 733 0.02
77 Sanford River Rats FCSL 14,741 20 737 581 0.27
78 Victoria Generals TCL 20,476 28 731 741 -0.01
79 Alexandria Aces TCL 20,683 29 713 939 -0.24
80 Butler Blue Sox PL 20,629 29 711 676 0.05
81 Medicine Hat Mavericks WMBL 15,735 23 684 750 -0.09
82t Danbury Westerners NECBL 12,973 20 649 617 0.05
82t Northwest Indiana Oilmen MDCL 14,928 23 649    
84 East Texas Pump Jacks TCL 17,903 29 617 722 -0.15
85 Lethbridge Bulls WMBL 14,053 23 611 512 0.19
86 DeLand Suns FCSL 10,594 18 589 293 1.01
87 Torrington Titans FCBL 12,830 22 583 471 0.24
88 Martha's Vineyard Sharks FCBL 13,601 25 544 641 -0.15
89 Regina Red Sox WMBL 11,653 22 530 428 0.24
90 Watertown Wizards PGL 11,186 22 508  1,070 -0.53 
91 Sanford Mainers NECBL 10,089 20 504 555 -0.09
92 OOB Raging Tide FCBL 12,524 25 500 455 0.09
93t Niagara Power NYCBL 5,567 19 490 296 0.66
93t Utica Brewers NYCBL 9,308 19 490    
95 Acadia Cane Cutters TCL 11,975 25 479    
96 Cooperstown Hawkeyes PGL 10,660 23 463  533 0.13
97 Kitsap BlueJackets WCL 10,681 25 427 419 0.02
98 Woodlands Strykers TCL 11,205 27 415    
99 Laconia Muskrats NECBL 8,268 21 394 302 0.30
100 Moose Jaw Miller Express WMBL 8,064 21 384 318 0.21
101t Dubois County Bombers  PL  10,100 28 361 317 0.14
101t Orlando Freedom FCSL 6,505 18 361 156 1.31
103 Winter Pk Diamond Dawgsgs FCSL 6,161 18 342 264 0.30
104 Rockford Foresters MDCL 6,962 21 332    
105 Swift Current Indians WMBL 6,669 21 318 328 -0.03
106t Adirondack Trail Blazers NYCBL 6,007 19 316    
106t Matsu Miners ABL 6,005 19 316    
108 Saskatoon Yellow Jacketss WMBL 6,585 21 314 212 0.48
109 Orlando Monarchs FCSL 6,085 20 309    
110 Albany Dutchmen PGL 7,352 24 306  234  0.31
111 Mystic Schooners NECBL 5,391 18 300 236 0.27
112 Edmonton Prospects WMBL 5,919 20 296 71 3.17
113 Slippery Rock Sliders  PL 8,587 30 286 252 0.13
114 Southland Vikings MDCL 5,349 20 267    
115 Seacoast Mavericks FCBL 6,532 26 251 228 0.10
116 New Bedford Bay Sox NECBL 5,182 21 247 1,046 -0.76
117 Dekalb County Liners MDCL 5,598 23 243 283 -0.14
118 Will County CrackerJackss MDCL 2,906 12 242    
119 Melville Millionaires WMBL 5,051 21 241 206 0.17
120 Wachusett Dirt Dawgs FCBL 5,726 24 239    
121t Yorkton Cardinals WMBL 4,008 18 223 214 0.04
121t Nevada Griffons MINK 4,246 19 223 191 0.17
123t Bethesda Big Train CalR 2,509 18 208 548 -0.62
123t Youses Orioles CalR 3,750 18 208 80 1.60
125t Geneva Red Wings NYCBL 4,079 20 204 317 -0.36
125t Hornell Dodgers NYCBL 3,669 18 204 222 -0.08
127 Geneva Twins NYCBL 3,476 17 204    
128 Lorain County Ironmen PL 3,601 25 144 255 -0.44
129 S. Spring Takoma T-Bolts CalR 2,966 21 141 124 0.14
130 Alexandria Aces CalR 2,758 20 138 143 -0.03
131 Illinois Lincolns MDCL 1,785 13 137    
132 Wellsville Nitros NYCBL 1,966 18 109 313 -0.65
133 Baltimore Redbirds CalR 1,954 20 98 16 5.13
134 Sherrill Silversmiths NYCBL 1,467 19 77 121 -0.36
135 Vienna River Dogs CalR 1,205 16 75 5 14.00
136 Texas Marshals TCL 2,220 30 74    
137 Olean Oilers NYCBL 1,418 20 71    
138 Weyburn Beavers WMBL 1,332 19 70 58 0.21
139 S. Maryland Nationals CalR 1,056 18 59    
140 Omaha Diamond Spirit MINK 650 15 43 309 -0.86
141 Syracuse Salt Cats NYCBL 706 17 42    
142 Rochester AIA NYCBL 747 19 39    
143 D.C. Grays CalR 692 19 36    
144 Herndon Braves CalR 576 18 32 32 0.00
145 Syracuse Jr. Chiefs NYCBL 390 16 24 96 -0.75
146 Rockville Express CalR 250 20 13 23 -0.43
147 Chicago Zephyrs MDCL 207 17 12    

 

ABL = Alaska Baseball League
CalR = Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League

CCL = Cape Cod League
CPL = Coastal Plain League
FCBL = Futures Collegiate Baseball League
FCSL = Florida Collegiate Baseball League
HOR = Horizon Air League
MDCL = Midwest Collegiate League
MINK = M.I.N.K. League
NECBL = New England Collegiate Baseball League

NorthWL = Northwoods League
NYCBL = New York Collegiate Baseball League
PGL = Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

PrL = Prospect League
TCL = Texas Collegiate League
WCL = West Coast League 
WMBL = Western Major Baseball League

RELATED STORIES: 2012 Summer Collegiate Attendance by Total; 2012 Summer Collegiate Attendance by League

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