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Attendance by League
Major Leagues
American League
National League

Spring Training
Cactus League
Grapefruit League

Minor Leagues
Appalachian League
California League
Carolina League
Eastern League
Florida State League
International League
Midwest League
New York-Penn League
Northwest League
Pacific Coast League
Pioneer League
South Atlantic League
Southern League
Texas League

Independent Leagues
American Association
Atlantic League
Can-Am League
Frontier League
Pacific Association

Between major league baseball's spring training and regular season and the 202 teams playing in the various minor and independent leagues that tracked attendance, ticket sales to the sport's pro parks in 2016 were 119,812,307.

That total was mostly derived from the box offices at the 246 regularly-used ballparks in the four categories we've tracked, although a few other ballparks contributed small amounts to the total count. In 2016, they included Fort Bragg Field (one Atlanta Braves home game) and Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, FL (one Brevard County Manatees home game).

The 119,812,307 total isn't completely exhaustive -- playoff games and some exhibitions were excluded -- but here's what was counted: all regular season games in major, minor and independent league baseball, plus all spring training games played in spring training ballparks in Arizona and Florida. Based on that criteria, tickets were taken at ballpark gates for 14,468 game dates during the 2016 professional baseball season. The breakdowns for each level of play are found on this page.

To see more than the big number totals, click on each big picture to see how they were added up. You can also jump directly to any league's numbers using the links on the left.

2016 Major League Attendance
Busch Stadium
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2016 Spring Training Attendance
Sloan Park
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2016 Minor League Attendance
Dell Diamond in Round Rock
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2016 Independent League Attendance
Bosse Field in Evansville
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