Building upon success — literally — the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A; Midwest League) are adding a second level to the center-field Tuthill 400 Club, as the The Summit, presented by Tuthill will be the only batter’s eye rooftop deck anywhere in the country.
The Tuthill 400 Club is already unique as a center-field hospitality area. The new rooftop deck just adds to the Parkview Field experience, already one of the best in all of Minor League Baseball.
“We’re extremely excited to be adding The Summit, presented by Tuthill to Parkview Field,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “Parkview Field has been a tremendous success and we are committed to continuing to invest and improve this community icon. We are proud to do this in partnership with Tuthill, a company that shares our commitment to community and to excellence.”
The Summit will accommodate up to 125 fans per game in an exclusive, open-air setting. The area will offer both ballpark and club-style seating and will include a shade structure that covers approximately half of the area. Groups must have a minimum of 20 people to reserve space on The Summit. In addition to a one-of-a-kind perspective on the game action, The Summit will offer fans an unmatched view of the downtown Fort Wayne skyline. At $40 per person, fans will be treated to high-end dining including unlimited food (at three different food stations), soft drinks, domestic draft beer, and house wine.
“We’re always listening to the feedback we receive from fans,” Nutter said. “The Summit, presented by Tuthill allows us to offer yet another fantastic hospitality and entertainment option for our community partners, businesses, and organizations.”
“Parkview Field is a true center of Aliveness in our Community,” said Jeanice Croy, President, Tuthill Transfer Systems. “The continued growth and development of the ballpark and all it encompasses have created a true invitation for everyone in Fort Wayne. We are thrilled to have our Company associated with such a vibrant organization. Tuthill’s vision of bringing together a legion of like-hearted people with astounding impact is coming to life in our partnership with the TinCaps.”
The new area will be called “The Summit” because it will be located atop the Tuthill 400 Club and in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, nicknamed the “Summit City.” With The Summit, presented by Tuthill, Parkview Field continues its tradition as a modern facility that stays true to Fort Wayne’s historical roots.
Construction of The Summit will begin this fall and be 100-percent privately financed by Hardball Capital, the TinCaps ownership. Not a penny will be spent from the Parkview Field Ballpark Maintenance and Improvement Fund. Current projections place the project at just over $600,000.