Another attendance record to note: The Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) set a new record for overall attendance in 2014 after a playoff game over the weekend.
The game raised Parkview Field’s combined regular season and postseason attendance to 411,028. The TinCaps’ 2014 overall attendance surpasses the 410,458 fans who came to Parkview Field in 2013.
“Thank you to all the fans who helped us set this record,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “This is a record for everyone in the Fort Wayne community to be proud of together.”
Parkview Field’s overall attendance record in 2014 comes on the heels of the highest-drawing regular season in franchise history. During 70 regular season TinCaps games in 2014, Fort Wayne drew 406,715 fans. Two playoff games pushed the overall record over the top.
According to BallparkDigest.com, the TinCaps had the 24th-highest attendance number in all of Minor League Baseball during the regular season. That’s out of 160 franchises. Parkview Field saw the third-most fans in all of Single-A, while attracting more fans than 12 of 30 Triple-A clubs and 27 of 30 Double-A teams.
“It’s rare for a ballpark to break attendance records in year number six,” Nutter said. “This is a testament to our amazing fans, as well as our hard-working employees who strive to serve our fans to the best of their abilities each and every game. We also couldn’t entertain fans like this if not for the Padres providing us with winning teams.
“This is a phenomenal accomplishment,” Nutter said. “But by no means will we rest on our laurels going forward. The TinCaps and Parkview Field will continue to work to be the best in all of Minor League Baseball because that’s what Fort Wayne’s fans deserve.”
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