Every Fan Counts For Round Rock, Charlotte In Attendance Race

Down the stretch they come. The Charlotte Knights and Round Rock Express are neck and neck in the race for minor league baseball’s attendance crown as the season enters the stretch run.

The Knights, in the midst of a seven-game homestand, hold just a four-fan lead over the Express. Charlotte, through 58 openings, is averaging 8,912 fans per game. The Express, which return from an eight-game road trip on Tuesday, is averaging 8,908 fans per game through 60 openings.

Minor League Attendance Leaders

Minor League Attendance through Aug. 16

So, what will be the difference in the end? Weather? Promotions? The start of college football? Kids returning to school?

Charlotte has 11 more home games on the schedule, including the completion of an earlier postponement that will be completed in Norfolk on Tuesday. Round Rock, meanwhile, is on pace to play all 70 of its home dates, with 10 more remaining on the schedule.

Meanwhile, the defending attendance champion Indianapolis Indians rank third in average attendance at 8,761 through 60 openings. Although they have 10 dates remaining on their schedule, the Indians were hampered early this season by a particularly cold and wet spring.

Attendance For All 160 Teams

Team Total Openings Average
Charlotte Knights 516,917 58 8,912
Round Rock Express 534,478 60 8,908
Indianapolis Indians 525,657 60 8,761
Nashville Sounds 531,858 62 8,578
Columbus Clippers 494,723 58 8,530
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 491,818 59 8,336
Dayton Dragons 454,054 58 7,829
Buffalo Bisons 444,348 57 7,796
Albuquerque Isotopes 489,782 63 7,774
El Paso Chihuahuas 452,854 59 7,675
Sacramento River Cats 447,952 59 7,592
Durham Bulls 472,433 63 7,499
Iowa Cubs 420,280 58 7,246
Toledo Mud Hens 439,662 62 7,091
Salt Lake Bees 420,678 62 6,785
Frisco RoughRiders 398,334 59 6,751
Oklahoma City Dodgers 393,124 59 6,663
Louisville Bats 412,881 63 6,554
Rochester Red Wings 357,997 56 6,393
Vancouver Canadians 168,543 27 6,242
Richmond Flying Squirrels 317,520 52 6,106
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 331,496 56 5,920
Fresno Grizzlies 361,120 61 5,920
Hartford Yard Goats 347,292 59 5,886
Birmingham Barons 353,046 61 5,788
Pawtucket Red Sox 331,953 58 5,723
Fort Wayne TinCaps 347,513 62 5,605
West Michigan Whitecaps 313,506 56 5,598
Portland Sea Dogs 290,792 52 5,592
Reading Fightin Phils 348,848 63 5,537
Kane County Cougars 294,963 55 5,363
Tulsa Drillers 298,998 57 5,246
Brooklyn Cyclones 155,839 30 5,195
Spokane Indians 155,508 30 5,184
Norfolk Tides 294,346 57 5,164
Tacoma Rainiers 304,196 59 5,156
Omaha Storm Chasers 297,511 58 5,130
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 276,910 54 5,128
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 269,125 54 4,984
Trenton Thunder 301,710 61 4,946
Memphis Redbirds 297,608 61 4,879
Akron RubberDucks 292,508 60 4,875
Reno Aces 306,609 63 4,867
Greensboro Grasshoppers 286,481 59 4,856
South Bend Cubs 289,780 60 4,830
Greenville Drive 268,695 56 4,798
Springfield Cardinals 273,162 57 4,792
Corpus Christi Hooks 299,816 63 4,759
San Antonio Missions 285,282 60 4,755
Tennessee Smokies 262,606 56 4,689
Lakewood BlueClaws 249,877 54 4,627
Las Vegas 51s 277,169 60 4,619
Lansing Lugnuts 282,688 62 4,559
Altoona Curve 255,134 56 4,556
Lexington Legends 245,041 55 4,455
Arkansas Travelers 261,010 59 4,424
Charleston RiverDogs 264,961 60 4,416
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 264,622 61 4,338
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 266,244 62 4,294
Winston-Salem Dash 241,824 57 4,243
Frederick Keys 236,662 58 4,080
Augusta GreenJackets 216,580 54 4,011
Syracuse Chiefs 220,258 55 4,005
Harrisburg Senators 226,614 57 3,976
New Orleans Baby Cakes 221,790 56 3,961
Tri-City ValleyCats 110,218 28 3,936
Midland RockHounds 226,968 58 3,913
Hudson Valley Renegades 97,671 25 3,907
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 213,051 55 3,874
Potomac Nationals 213,910 56 3,820
Columbia Fireflies 223,182 59 3,783
Wilmington Blue Rocks 207,374 55 3,770
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 183,681 53 3,466
Ogden Raptors 93,572 27 3,466
Hillsboro Hops 93,502 27 3,463
Montgomery Biscuits 207,039 60 3,451
Bowie Baysox 198,924 58 3,430
Lowell Spinners 74,936 22 3,406
Aberdeen IronBirds 100,532 30 3,351
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 192,786 59 3,268
Boise Hawks 104,293 32 3,259
Eugene Emeralds 97,595 30 3,253
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 182,132 56 3,252
Chattanooga Lookouts 200,068 62 3,227
Peoria Chiefs 184,157 59 3,121
State College Spikes 89,650 29 3,091
Lake Elsinore Storm 183,547 60 3,059
Delmarva Shorebirds 173,548 57 3,045
Gwinnett Stripers 164,392 54 3,044
Lake County Captains 172,937 57 3,034
Erie SeaWolves 166,325 55 3,024
Quad Cities River Bandits 183,122 61 3,002
Everett AquaSox 94,553 32 2,955
Idaho Falls Chukars 67,679 24 2,820
Salem Red Sox 157,653 56 2,815
Asheville Tourists 140,677 51 2,758
Great Lakes Loons 161,885 59 2,744
Stockton Ports 159,775 59 2,708
Carolina Mudcats 151,208 56 2,700
Inland Empire 66ers 169,903 63 2,697
Pulaski Yankees 75,522 28 2,697
Clearwater Threshers 169,429 63 2,689
Billings Mustangs 76,555 29 2,640
Bowling Green Hot Rods 146,659 56 2,619
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 72,674 28 2,596
Biloxi Shuckers 137,335 55 2,497
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 155,409 63 2,467
Cedar Rapids Kernels 135,964 59 2,304
Tri-City Dust Devils 66,724 29 2,301
Rome Braves 127,193 56 2,271
Vermont Lake Monsters 58,928 26 2,266
Grand Junction Rockies 72,323 32 2,260
Johnson City Cardinals 54,071 24 2,253
Mississippi Braves 136,532 61 2,238
Lancaster JetHawks 137,104 63 2,176
San Jose Giants 123,855 60 2,064
Staten Island Yankees 57,769 28 2,063
Modesto Nuts 122,718 60 2,045
Connecticut Tigers 59,041 29 2,036
Daytona Tortugas 106,422 53 2,008
Missoula Osprey 43,673 22 1,985
West Virginia Black Bears 50,731 26 1,951
Williamsport Crosscutters 54,564 28 1,949
West Virginia Power 98,783 53 1,864
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 53,989 29 1,862
Fort Myers Miracle 106,068 57 1,861
Hickory Crawdads 103,852 58 1,791
Down East Wood Ducks 104,085 59 1,764
Lynchburg Hillcats 93,236 53 1,759
Visalia Rawhide 107,835 63 1,712
Clinton LumberKings 99,231 59 1,682
Jackson Generals 96,969 60 1,616
Charlotte Stone Crabs 87,171 54 1,614
Greeneville Reds 38,485 24 1,604
St. Lucie Mets 89,304 59 1,514
Great Falls Voyagers 41,271 29 1,423
Orem Owlz 41,464 30 1,382
Burlington Royals 30,778 25 1,231
Bradenton Marauders 74,826 61 1,227
Auburn Doubledays 31,675 27 1,173
Mobile BayBears 63,819 55 1,160
Tampa Tarpons 64,905 58 1,119
Kannapolis Intimidators 55,240 50 1,105
Hagerstown Suns 52,269 48 1,089
Palm Beach Cardinals 58,531 56 1,045
Jupiter Hammerheads 58,118 56 1,038
Danville Braves 29,075 28 1,038
Beloit Snappers 51,645 55 939
Helena Brewers 20,950 23 911
Kingsport Mets 23,755 27 880
Lakeland Flying Tigers 45,194 53 853
Burlington Bees 43,819 52 843
Batavia Muckdogs 21,821 28 779
Princeton Rays 19,271 25 771
Bristol Pirates 17,284 23 751
Bluefield Blue Jays 17,029 26 655
Florida Fire Frogs 30,411 49 621
Elizabethton Twins 12,215 21 582
Dunedin Blue Jays 26,819 59 455
Buies Creek Astros 21,230 60 354

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