It's hard to believe, but the summer 2018 Cape League season has wrapped up. The Wareham Gatemen, led by MVP Austin Shenton (FIU), swept the Chatham Anglers in the Championship Series.
While Wareham was busy capturing their first title since 2012, Ballpark Digest posted their annual attendance figures across all summer leagues (that reported figures):
Overall, this was a great season for summer ball! Cape League attendance numbers increased slightly over 2017. Per usual, Chatham had the highest reported figures with an average of 1840 fans per game. Compared to other summer leagues, the Cape's numbers trail far behind many Northwoods League franchises, including the Madison Mallards, who pulled an impressive 6249 fans per game this season. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Northwoods League is for-profit and operates in larger markets.
Interestingly, Wareham finished atop the Cape League this year but finished dead last in reported attendance.