Minor League Baseball has released their attendance figures for the 2019 season, which ended September 2. Overall, MiLB experienced a 2.6% increase in attendance compared to 2018, with 41,504,077 fans attending games.
Since the Eastern League Championship series just ended (sadly, my Baysox did not win), below is a look at their numbers. The Richmond Flying Squirrels led the league with an average attendance of 6,255 per game. Both the Trenton Thunder and Reading Fightin Phils experienced a 4% increase in attendance compared to last year, and the Harrisburg Senators, Bowie Baysox, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and Binghamton Rumble Ponies all saw declines in attendace. The Rumble Ponies were last in the league in attendance with only 3,000 fans per game, a decline of 16% from 2018.
|Team||2019 Attendance||2019 Avg. Attendance||2018 Avg. Attendance||Percent Change from 2018|
|Richmond Flying Squirrels||400,321||6,255||6,198||1%|
|Hartford Yard Goats||414,946||6,193||6,014||3%|
|Reading Fightin Phils||398,314||5,945||5,713||4%|
|Portland Sea Dogs||357,647||5,677||5,676||0%|
|NH Fisher Cats||306,511||4,716||5,065||-7%|
|Binghamton Rumble Ponies||182,990||3,000||3,553||-16%|