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WCL eyes Victoria for 2013

The summer-collegiate West Coast League is negotiating to put a team in Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park for the 2013 season. It would be the circuit’s first foray into Canada. Currently the league features teams in Washington State and Oregon. Royal Athletic Park was home to the Victoria Seals (independent; North American League) for two seasons […]

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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 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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AppleSox, Wenatchee Valley College extend ballpark lease

The Wenatchee AppleSox (summer collegiate; West Coast League) and Wenatchee Valley College extended the team’s lease at Paul Thomas Sr. Field, the team’s home since 2000, for the next four seasons, through the 2015 season. “I appreciate [Wenatchee Valley College president] Jim Richardson and athletic director Greg Franz for working hard to create an agreement […]

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Bellingham Bells sold

The Bellingham Bells (summer collegiate; West Coast League) have a new owner, as Bellevue businessman Eddie Poplawski has purchased the franchise from Brett Sports & Entertainment, who have owned the team since January 2008. Poplawski is the former president/CEO/chairman of Anderson Chamberlin (now known as Anderson Daymon Worldwide), Costco’s in-house manufacturer’s rep firm, and the […]

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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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Klamath Falls Gems slated to join WCL in 2011

The Klamath Falls Gems will begin play next season as the 10th team in summer-collegiate West Coast League, playing at historic Kiger Stadium. Klamath Falls, Oregon will join the West Coast League for the 2011 season, becoming the 10th active franchise.  Klamath Falls Gems Baseball, LLC, will operate the summer-collegiate team, according to WCL president […]

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