It was announced earlier this week that the ownership group of the Joliet Slammers (Frontier League) is looking to sell the team as it cannot keep up with the mounting financial losses. Here are the articles of interest which include quotes from the ownership leaders and the Mayor of Joliet, including several mentions of the rent amount which is a concern:
A lack of adequate attendance was cited as being a major concern as well. On August 19, this website posted several suggestions for the Slammers to implement as, at first glance, it appeared that none of these were being implemented adequately in order to raise attendance for minimal (or no) cost:
What was posted was just the tip of the iceberg of what can be done to increase profitability, not just attendance. More about ways to increase team (and league) profitability was posted on this forum thread which covers the independent baseball leagues and their history:
The thing is that there are several MORE ways to increase profitability which:
- add value to various sections of the team’s audience (both locally and nationally)
- do not require a single additional ticket to be purchased
Should any professional baseball team or league representative wish to contact IndependentBaseball.net for more information then that person(s) is welcome to do so.
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