The Dayton Dragons were the top draw among Single-A teams and ranked eighth overall in Minor League Baseball this year.
Of MiLB’s top ten teams attendance-wise, the Dragons are the only club not in Triple-A. This is the 12th consecutive year that Dayton has outdrawn every other team below the Triple-A level. Additionally, the Dragons’ 18 seasons of operation have resulted in the top 18 single-season attendance records in Single-A baseball history, thanks to an ongoing 1,246-game sellout streak at Fifth Third Field, dating back to the team’s first game there.
A total of 554,638 fans passed through the gates at Fifth Third Field this year, for an average of 8,038 heads per game.
Four Midwest League teams were among the top 10 attendance draws for Single-A and Double-A clubs. (There are 130 teams in those classifications.) Those teams are the Dragons, the Fort Wayne TinCaps (No. 4 with an overall attendance of 409,253 and an average attendance of 5,931), the Kane County Cougars (No. 6 with 394,567 overall and 5,889 per-game attendance), and the West Michigan Whitecaps (No. 9 with 383,983 overall and 5,565 per-game attendance).
The Midwest League is comprised of 16 teams that drew a total of 4,087,373 fans this year. That is the league’s lowest attendance total since 2012, when 4,084,343 fans went to MWL games. The MWL’s highest attendance was in 2015, when the league’s 4,233,904 attendees accounted for 10 percent of the people who went to MiLB games that year.