We are in the midst of a very special season, ballpark fans: talk about an abundance of riches. Earlier in the season we proclaimed Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers, the perfect ballpark. We certainly stand by that assessment; if anything we may have underestimated how quickly local fans would embrace such an outstanding facility.
We have our second gem of the year: After all is said and done, Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, earns our praise for achieving the same level of perfection. At a time when the new Yankees and Mets ballparks are attracting a lot of attention, the really noteworthy new ballparks are at the minor-league level. In Fort Wayne, TinCaps owner Jason Freier and architect Populous have managed to create an intimate, thoughtfully designed facility where community is king and fans are prompted to have a new experience every time they visit the park -- even if they're season-ticket holders on their thirtieth visit. Here's our look at Parkview Field:
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