During an interview with the Huntsville Times earlier this month, Gord Ash warned that the lack of attendance could cause the Brewers to leave after their agreement expires after the 2010 season. The Stars are last in average attendance in the Southern League just averaging 1,523 fans a game. And it isn't because of the farm talent the Brewers have had there, or because the Stars don't win games. The Brewers have had quite a bit of talent run through Huntsville the last few years. So what's the problem Huntsville? The Brewers left Indianapolis a few years ago, also left Beloit, and now may be relocating after the 2010 season with their AA team.
I guess even if the PCL Redbirds with the nicest stadium is losing attendance and money, some minor league teams might also be struggling with the economy more than their big league counterparts.