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In Savannah, don’t underestimate Freier when it comes to new ballpark

He pulled off new-ballpark construction against some daunting odds in Fort Wayne, so don’t underestimate efforts by Sand Gnats owner Jason Freier to build a new facility in Savannah. Those of us with longer memories can recall the obstacles faced by Hardball Capital’s Freier as he put together a funding plan for Parkview Field, the home […]

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Millionth TinCaps fan wins $10,000

It was a good Independence Day for Randy Fisher, who won $10,000 as part of a celebration marking the million fan to cross the turnstiles at Parkview Field for a Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) baseball game. One fan was randomly selected from the 7,897 fans attendance at Sunday night’s sold-out game […]

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TinCaps welcome millionth fan to Parkview Field

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 […]

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TinCaps once again exceed attendance projections; city receives windfall

More good news arising from Parkview Field, the home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League): yesterday $141,314 went into a capital-improvement fund set up to address ballpark maintenance — and that amount is some 66 percent higher than expected. Hardball Capital, owners of the TinCaps, paid $141,314 to the city as […]

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The Week That Was: Nov. 28

New uniforms and logos, independent-baseball shifts, a possible return to Ottawa for affiliated ball and ballpark renovations were in the news this week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest for the past week, as measured in page views. Altoona Curve unveils new look, logos, colors Group says it’s ready to play in Omaha; MECA […]

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