The average MLB attendance has declined since the 2006 season. With football, basketball, and soccer gaining popularity in America, concern about MLB attendance begin to become a reality. To help understand the decline in fan participation, we created a metric to determine the strength and loyalty of a team's fanbase. This knowledge can help forecasts market trends which can provide more insight on the MLB's maturation phase of growth. To learn more about the model created to determine the MLB's most loyal fan bases, please check out the document embedded below.
Using Management to Predict Success in the Ecuadorian Fútbol League by Robbie Steirn, Juan Espinosa, and Michael Aronson
WU STATS Analysts (Juan Espinosa, Michael Aronson and Robbie Steirn) researched the correlation between the management practices of Ecuadorian soccer clubs and team success on the field in 2013 and 2014. To perform the study, we accumulated data to evaluate several factors controlled by a soccer club's management including team infrastructure, youth development programs, on-time payment to players, transfers to Europe, fan engagement and the leadership behind the board of directors. We performed a hypothesis test using the simple linear regression model for a small sample. The STATS Analysts concluded that there is a strong positive linear relationship between our ranking system and team rankings in 2013 and 2014 for Ecuadorian soccer clubs.