A significant milestone was reached at Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League): During last night’s IPFW/Purdue collegiate baseball game, the millionth official guest of the ballpark went though the turnstiles.
The million fans include those attending TinCaps games, collegiate games, concerts and other special events. Since April 2009 Parkview Field has hosted 828,934 fans during TinCaps regular season and playoff games — 151 games in all. The 171,066 guests necessary to reach the 1,000,000 person milestone have attended one of 574 non-TinCaps events over the past two years.
“We know it’s just a number, but it’s a pretty significant milestone,” said Parkview Field Special Events Manager Holly Raney. “Parkview Field strives to provide the best in customer service and atmosphere no matter what event is taking place at the ballpark. It’s true that most people experience Parkview Field during a TinCaps game, but throughout the year the facility is home to much more than just
This milestone only accounts for guests that were in attendance of official Parkview Field events. This number does not include the thousands that have come to visit the ballpark during hours the concourse is open to the public (daily from 7 a.m. until sundown).
“During the warm weather months there can be hundreds of people that take advantage of the third of a mile concourse for walking,” Raney said. “Not to mention the downtown businesspeople that eat their lunch on a sunny day. There is always a great atmosphere and energy at Parkview Field.”
“Parkview Field has become exactly what people hoped it would be,” said TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter. “The ballpark was intended to be a community gathering place that would be utilized 365 days a year. Between TinCaps games and the multitude of other events hosted at Parkview Field, it truly has met and exceeded how the facility’s use was envisioned.”
Later this summer the team will welcome the 1,000,000th fan to attend a TinCaps game at
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