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Indians finish third in attendance among short-season Class A teams

The Spokane Indians finished third nationally in attendance among short-season Class A baseball teams in 2016, attracting 187,848 fans to Avista Stadium, an average of 5,076 for 37 games.

The number and average would have been higher if the Indians’ finale hadn’t been rained out with four outs to go. There were 6,252 on hand.

Spokane was third behind Vancouver (Northwest League, 222,363) and Brooklyn (New York/Penn, 207,702).

Overall in 2016, minor league attendance dropped to 41.38 million from 42.56 in 2015. Triple-A Indianapolis led with 646,888; league rival Charlotte had the best average, 8,974, four more than Indy.

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