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Old 04-11-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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The Argument over which major city supports their major league teams is sort of old and tired.
However, cities with minor league teams, Providence, Springfield, Rockport, etc. are pretty much ignored. In many cases minor league sports are a big deal in smaller markets.

The City must not have an MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, or NHL team. (ex. Charlotte has a Minor league Baseball team but because of the Hornets/Panthers is disqualified)
For this thread the premiere leagues of minor sports (ex. Major League Lacrosse) count as minor league sports.
So which city do you think is most supportive of its minor league teams?
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Good thread idea Wilmington, DE has two minor league teams, that I'm aware of--the Wilmington Blue Rocks of Class A-Advanced Baseball and the NBA Development League Team the Delaware 87ers, out in Newark.

Out of the two, the Blue Rocks have a much bigger fanbase and impact, as they've been around since 1993, and have helped spur the development of the Wilmington Riverfront. They are perennially in the top 3 in attendance for the Carolina League, win division titles, and are eyeing a move to Double A--and already have the MLB's Phillies' permission.

http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp...426&vkey=team1

Carolina League Attendance | Carolina League Stats

Wilmington Blue Rocks eye move to Double-A next season

A Move to AA Would Be a Blue Rocks Homerun | Town Square Delaware

The Delaware 87ers, the Philadelphia 76ers' NBA D-League affiliate, only arrived in 2014, and much like the Sixers, haven't done well on the court or in attendance. Though the Sevens have seen modest improvements in their second season in both metrics.

Meet the Dela-weird 87ers

Delaware 87ers pleased with second-year growth
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Allentown/Leigh Valley is near the top in attendance in both the AHL and Triple-A. The Phantoms and Iron Pig's both have nice new stadiums.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Allentown/Leigh Valley is near the top in attendance in both the AHL and Triple-A. The Phantoms and Iron Pig's both have nice new stadiums.
And there was also that time last month that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs changed their name to the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks

IronPigs to become 'Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks' for one game | PhillyVoice

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Old 04-11-2016, 08:04 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Louisville is one the attendance leaders from both AAA baseball and USL soccer, averaging around 10k per game
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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And there was also that time last month that the Lehigh Valley IronPigs changed their name to the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks
And think, people on this board get annoyed when we say that the LV is in Philly's metro and not NYC's.

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Louisville is one the attendance leaders from both AAA baseball and USL soccer, averaging around 10k per game
If anyone is curious here is the International League attendance: International League Attendance | International League Stats

Pacific League: Pacific Coast League Attendance | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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And think, people on this board get annoyed when we say that the LV is in Philly's metro and not NYC's.



If anyone is curious here is the International League attendance: International League Attendance | International League Stats

Pacific League: Pacific Coast League Attendance | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
I would bet Gwinnett Braves and Providence Red Sox goes up and down rather significantly based off of the parent clubs success, due to their very strong connection to the parent club in comparison to say Louisville.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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I would bet Gwinnett Braves and Providence Red Sox goes up and down rather significantly based off of the parent clubs success, due to their very strong connection to the parent club in comparison to say Louisville.
Same thing w/ Toledo and the Mud Hens.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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Albuquerque supports their triple a team really well. Lots of Dodger greats have put their time in there.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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I would bet Gwinnett Braves and Providence Red Sox goes up and down rather significantly based off of the parent clubs success, due to their very strong connection to the parent club in comparison to say Louisville.
Or Syracuse, whose parent club is the Washington Nationals.

As for the original question, Rochester has an International League baseball team, an American Hockey League team, a United Soccer League/National Premier Soccer League and National Womens Soccer League team, pro indoor and outdoor lacrosse and a Premier Basketball League team. While not all of these are minor league, the support for all of these teams is pretty good and affordable.
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