Hill: A deeper look at 2019 attendance in the minor leagues

From SABR member Benjamin Hill at MiLB.com on February 27, 2020, with mention of SABR member David Kronheim:

On Sept. 10, eight days after the conclusion of the regular season, Minor League Baseball revealed its 2019 attendance totals. One hundred seventy-six teams in 15 leagues combined to draw 41,504,077 fans, a 2.6 percent increase over 2018. 

For those seeking a better understanding of Minor League attendance numbers, there is no better resource than David “The Number Tamer” Kronheim. Since 2009, Kronheim has written endlessly detailed and meticulously organized annual attendance reports covering Major and Minor League Baseball. These reports — provided free of charge — offer great insight into the myriad factors that influence a team’s fortunes at the gate. The numbers are clearly laid out, and historical perspective is plentiful. 

Kronheim’s 2019 Minor League Baseball Attendance Analysis, clocking in at 211 pages, was released earlier this month. What follows is a small sampling of notable attendance facts from the season, largely culled from his report. This, of course, represents just the tip of the iceberg. Happy digging.

Read the full article here: https://www.milb.com/milb/news/taking-a-deeper-look-at-minor-league-attendance-312876304

Originally published: February 27, 2020. Last Updated: February 27, 2020.