"Minor League Baseball clubs work extremely hard in preparing for their seasons, and the 6.4 million fans who visited our ballparks through last month is a testament to their efforts," Minor League Baseball president, Pat O'Conner, said.
"Additionally, our clubs have kept their prices at a level where our industry is, once again, one of the more affordable family entertainment options," added O'Conner. The average cost for a family of four to attend a Minor League Baseball game this season is $61.23. The cost includes two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers, a program or scorecard and parking.
The 11 full-season leagues and 136 clubs averaged 3,752 fans a game through last month.
In raw numbers, this year's attendance was 645,085 more than last year through April. Carmen and Aguascalientes, two new Mexican League clubs, attracted a combined 147,816 fans.
The following clubs led their league in average attendance through April:
Pacific Coast, Round Rock (7,583)
Mexican, Monterrey (11,878)
Eastern, Richmond (6,000)
Southern, Pensacola (4,823)
Texas, Frisco (6,745)
California, Lake Elsinore (3,923)
Carolina, Winston- Salem (4,417)
Florida State, Daytona (2,732)
Midwest, Dayton (8,513)
South Atlantic, Greensboro (5,279)