Here is an interesting article with Mike Veeck about his experiences running the Saint Paul Saints of the American Association:
What is of interest is his quote that only 35 percent of the fans are there for the baseball, and some independent baseball operators would argue that their “true baseball fan” percentage is even lower. Again, this shows that long-running independent minor league baseball teams care about the entertainment and the baseball is secondary in order to be profitable.
If you have any suggestions on how to increase the number of true baseball fans at the games, so that the action on the field can one day become the main focal point of interest for the fans AND the teams can turn a profit, then feel free to leave your comments on this post. Obviously the team exists as a legal business entity with the intention of making a return on investment; but if you have no-cost (or very low-cost) suggestions to help get more fans in the stands to actually care about the baseball action then your suggestions are welcomed.
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