Alright... we've heard some numbers and now David P. Kronheim of will really put this all into perspective. In 2014 ... (one of the Somerset Patriots' below average seasons in attendance)... the Patriots outdrew:
24 of the 30 Full Season Affiliated Single-A teams
All 30 of the 30 Advanced Affiliated Single-A teams
20 of the 30 Affiliated Double-A teams
and even 5 of the 30 Affiliated Triple-A teams.
The Patriots drew
5 times the full season attendance of 9 different Affiliated Minor League teams in 2014!
The Somerset Patriots have 3 times now, drawn over 22,000 in a 3 game weekend home series. There are a few independent minor league teams which didn't draw that much over the course of a full season.
Impressed yet?