Entering their final regular season homestand, the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A; Midwest League) are poised to post another strong attendance mark at Parkview Field.
The TinCaps have been welcoming fans in droves for several years now. Parkview Field made its debut in 2009, and has been billed as a success for not only the TinCaps, but for downtown Fort Wayne as well.
As it stands, the team is in a very strong position to once again finish with 400,000-plus total fans for the season. While their 2017 per-game average attendance number of 5,932 is down slightly from the 6,084 mark in 2016–a year in which they set multiple attendance records–the TinCaps are still expected to finish with one of their best seasons since opening Parkview Field, something that pleases team president Mike Nutter. More from The Journal Gazette:
“We’re pleased,” Nutter said. “Last year, we finished at 413,701 fans. We were so pumped, and as we sit here today we’re at 391,482. With the tickets we’ve already sold for the next three games, that would take us to 404,000 and some change. That would be our third-best year ever in the history of Parkview Field.”
At the start of the week, the TinCaps’ per-game attendance ranked second among Single-A teams and was superior to 27 out of 30 Double-A clubs and 10 of 30 Triple-A franchises. The only Single-A team drawing better is Dayton, a fellow Midwest League member.
“(Parkview Field) gets Triple-A revenues with Class-A expenses,” Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum said. “It’s a great stadium.”
The TinCaps’ final regular season homestand begins on Wednesday, and runs through Friday, September 1.