MORE TEAMS, MORE ACCESS, CHEAPER TICKETS
While Major League Baseball has 30 teams in two leagues, Minor League Baseball has 246 teams in 20 leagues. This vast spiderweb of feeder teams funnel talent up to the majors, and sometimes back down from the majors. Attendance at minor league games averages 2,000 to 4,000 a game, and the players make $6-$9,000 a year. This compares to an average attendance of 28,000 at a major league stadium, where the players make an average of about $4 million a year.
Low ticket prices at the minors make family attendance possible. The average ticket price for an adult is $8 at 80% of the minor league ballparks. An average cost for a family with food is $68 for a Triple-A-game.