Spokane Named No. 9 Minor League Market - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Spokane Named No. 9 Minor League Market

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane has been named the No. 9 Minor League Market in the United States by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal. There were a total of 235 markets across 47 minor league teams in the conducted study.

The Top Minor League Market rankings score is computed using three category-specific scores: tenure rank, attendance and economic rank. Tenure rank, which accounts for 66 percent of each market's grade, benefits teams that have maintained a presence in the community since its inception. Attendance, 20 percent of the grade, is based off of total attendance and overall percentage of seats filled over a five-year period. Economic rank looks into unemployment rates, population and income.

It was the third straight year that Spokane has been placed in the top 10, and the Spokane Indians are a big reason why.

Currently, the Indians are on pace to lead the Northwest League in attendance for an unprecedented 15th straight season. The Indians have three home games remaining (this upcoming Wednesday through Friday), and have averaged 5,011 fans throughout the first 34 openings of the season.

With Avista Stadium's recent renovations this past year, the Indians were able to supply jobs to 265 gameday employees as well as 25 front office staff members. Currently, the Indians have the highest seasonal employment rate in Spokane for ages 16-25.

Spokane returns home tonight, Wednesday, August 28th, to host the Everett AquaSox for three games in the final homestand of the 2013 regular season. Join the Spokane Indians on Wednesday for Raining Money Night presented by The General Store, KHQ and NOW 105.7. Immediately after the game the Spokane Indians will drop 2,000 $1 bills out of a helicopter to 30 lucky fans, as they race to see who can collect the most money! Fans can sign up at the game that night for a chance to be one of the 30 contestants.

The Spokane Indians would like to thank all of our fans for their support this season. The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Reserve your seats today online at TicketsWest.com or spokaneindians.com, or by calling the Avista Stadium Ticket Office at (509) 343-OTTO (6886).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Courtesy: Spokane Indians
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Shock Lose on Final Play Off the Net vs. Cleveland

    Shock Lose on Final Play Off the Net vs. Cleveland

    The Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Spokane Shock, 52-50, on a last ditch effort off of the net with no time left to remain undefeated on the season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, April 19. More >>
    The Cleveland Gladiators defeated the Spokane Shock, 52-50, on a last ditch effort off of the net with no time left to remain undefeated on the season at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, April 19. More >>
  • Chiefs' Holmberg Named WHL POY Finalist

    Chiefs' Holmberg Named WHL POY Finalist

    by Spokane Chiefs Media RelationsSPOKANE, Wash. - The Western Hockey League today announced the WHL Eastern and Western Conference finalists for the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year. The two finalists for WHL Player of the Year are determined through voting by general managers, coaches, broadcast and media representatives of all WHL Member Clubs. The recipients of all WHL individual awards will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, A...More >>
    by Spokane Chiefs Media RelationsSPOKANE, Wash. - The Western Hockey League today announced the WHL Eastern and Western Conference finalists for the 2013-14 WHL Player of the Year. The two finalists for WHL Player of the Year are determined through voting by general managers, coaches, broadcast and media representatives of all WHL Member Clubs. The recipients of all WHL individual awards will be announced at the 2014 WHL Awards Luncheon, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, A...More >>
  • Shock Talk: Terrance "T1" Taylor

    Shock Talk: Terrance "T1" Taylor

    Spokane Shock defensive tackle Terrance Taylor joined Michelle Dapper in the SWX Studio for to talk about the Cleveland Gladiators upcoming visit and more in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions.More >>
    Spokane Shock defensive tackle Terrance Taylor joined Michelle Dapper in the SWX Studio for to talk about the Cleveland Gladiators upcoming visit and more in another edition of Shock Talk powered by VPI Home Solutions.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.