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2012 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

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, […]

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2012 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League

Hard to believe, but the summer-collegiate leagues have wrapped up their regular seasons, so it’s time to assemble the attendance stats. We begin with a look at summer-collegiate attendance by league. We list the numbers for 2012 and 2012 to give you an idea of how teams and leagues fared year to year. Be warned […]

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Illinois baseball: Changes for 2012

After a few years of turmoil and legal proceedings, things are settling down for three Illinois Frontier League and summer-collegiate teams: Joliet Slammers, Schaumburg Boomers and Springfield Sliders. Last year the Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League) put together a pretty debut despite not having much time to prepare: there may have been a few rough […]

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Repairs needed at McBride Stadium: engineer

Historic McBride Stadium, the WPA-era home of the Richmond River Rats (summer collegiate; Prospect League), will need repairs to its press box and other structural elements, according to an engineering firm inspecting the facility. The ballpark, already damaged last summer by high winds, will need more structural repairs, such as either a new support system […]

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DeKalb County Liners jumping to Midwest Collegiate League

The DeKalb County Liners are leaving the summer-collegiate Prospect League and will play in 2012 in the Midwest Collegiate League. DeKalb will join the DuPage County Hounds, Chicago Zephyrs, Rockford Foresters, Southland Vikings and Will County CrackerJacks in the league’s 2012 lineup. The league plans to announce additional expansion news soon. “We are extremely excited […]

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Crunching the 2011 summer-collegiate attendance figures

With over 3 million attendees in 2011, summer-collegiate leagues are proving to be an important part of the baseball economy. We’ll examine the attendance numbers posted today on Ballpark Digest. First off: by our tally, 3.075 million fans “officially” attended summer-collegiate games in 2011. We report this number with a big disclaimer: there are many […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

We conclude our listings of 2011 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, […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Total

We continue our coverage of baseball attendance with a look at total numbers for summer-collegiate leagues, as well as a comparison of 2010 numbers to 2011 figures. The teams listed here tallied a little more than 3 million fans attending games in 2011 (as opposed to the 2.7 million we tallied in 2010): that’s an […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League

We continue our coverage of 2011 attendance figures with a listing of numbers from summer-collegiate leagues. In this article, we list attendance by league. We list the numbers for 2010 and 2011 to give you an idea of how teams and leagues fared year to year. Be warned that this isn’t necessarily a strict comparison […]

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League Stadium damaged by heavy winds

League Stadium, the home of the Dubois County Bombers (summer collegiate, Prospect League), sustained significant wind damage from severe storms ripping through southern Indiana last night, as most of the grandstand roof on the third-base side was torn off and the right-field wall was flattened. The Huntingburg ballpark is historic, dating back to around 1890. […]

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2010 Summer Collegiate League Attendance by Total

More attendance goodness for you: the summer collegiate leagues listed in order of total attendance. # Team League 2009 2010 GMS TOT +/- 1 Madison Mallards NorthWL 197,723 194,179 33 -0.02 2 La Crosse Loggers NorthWL 111,054 104,772 33 -0.06 3 Eau Claire Express NorthWL 66,366 70,380 33 0.06 4 Wisconsin Woodchucks NorthWL 53,583 58,308 […]

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