Journal of Economics and Finance

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 150–163

Similarities in fan preferences for minor-league baseball across the American Southeast

  • Tyler Anthony
  • Tim Kahn
  • Briana Madison
  • Rodney J. Paul
  • Andrew Weinbach
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12197-011-9214-7

Cite this article as:
Anthony, T., Kahn, T., Madison, B. et al. J Econ Finan (2014) 38: 150. doi:10.1007/s12197-011-9214-7

Abstract

Three Minor League Baseball leagues across the Southeastern United States are studied in order to determine what drives fan attendance. Individual game attendance and game characteristics are examined for three leagues located in the American southeast, the Florida State League, the Southern League, and the South Atlantic League. Despite the three leagues encompassing different levels of play (from A to AA), the determinants of attendance are similar across leagues. Factors affecting attendance such as winning percentage, weather conditions, local income and population, and individual game promotions, such as fireworks, are explored.

Keywords

BaseballForecasting AttendancePromotionsTeam PerformanceScoring

JEL Classifications

D12D00

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyler Anthony
    • 1
  • Tim Kahn
    • 1
  • Briana Madison
    • 1
  • Rodney J. Paul
    • 2
  • Andrew Weinbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Wall College of BusinessCoastal Carolina UniversityConwayUSA
  2. 2.David B. Falk College of Sport and Human DynamicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA