2015 News & Events

  • Thursday, December 3, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    Parkview Field Hosts Charity Auction
    SCAN was given $10,000 from the Eric and Kate Wedge Foundation and proceeds from the "Party in the Park" that was held at Parkview Field.
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | News-Sentinel
    Parkview Field Fireworks Brighten Downtown in Holiday Wonder
    Thousands gathered around downtown Fort Wayne for the annual Night of Lights capped off with a free fireworks show at Parkview Field to kick off the holiday season.
  • Monday, November 16, 2015 | 21Alive
    TinCaps Groundskeeper Wins National Award for Third Consecutive Year
    Minor League Baseball has announced Fort Wayne TinCaps Head Groundskeeper Keith Winter as the winner of the 2015 Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, presented by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). This is the third consecutive year Winter has claimed the honor among the 60 groundskeepers in Single-A.
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 | Journal Gazette (Chris Goff)
    TinCaps Earn Top Award for Civic Service
    Minor League Baseball announced Thursday that the TinCaps were chosen for the third annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award, given to a franchise that exemplifies a commitment to outreach and charity.
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 21Alive
    TinCaps Win John Henry Moss Community Service Award
    Minor League Baseball announced that the Fort Wayne TinCaps are the recipients of the third annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award.
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 | Ballpark Digest
    TinCaps Nab John Henry Moss Community Service Award
    Nice honor for the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A; Midwest League), as the team is the recipient of the third annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award from Minor League Baseball.
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 | Bethesda (Nicholas L. Honeck)
    How Kalisha Doty Found a Home at Parkview Field
    Kalisha Doty wouldn’t settle for any job. A lifelong sports lover, she wanted to work in the world of sports. The Fort Wayne TinCaps, a Minor League Baseball team in Kalisha’s hometown, was where she decided to try her hand.
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 | WBOI (Zach Bernard)
    TinCaps Reflect on Success, Look Ahead to Future
    As Major League Baseball enjoys its annual World Series, the Fort Wayne TinCaps are spending their October celebrating another successful minor league season before the winter.
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 | Stadium Journey (James Hilchen)
    TinCaps Unveil New Unique Seating Area at Parkview Field
    f there weren't already enough reasons to attend a game at Parkview Field, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the resident TinCaps are adding another. TinCaps President Mike Nutter announced that Parkview Field, rated the best stadium in Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey the last two years, will be adding a unique new seating section for up to 125 fans.
  • Friday, October 23, 2015 | Ballpark Digest
    TinCaps: Batter’s Eye Deck on Tap for 2016
    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.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 | WFFT
    TinCaps Announce Addition to Parkview Field
    Minor League Baseball's top-rated ballpark is about to get even better. The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced at a press conference on Thursday that the team is set to add a group seating area atop Parkview Field's Tuthill 400 Club. The new section will be called "The Summit" and will be presented by Tuthill.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 21Alive
    TinCaps Unveil Plans for Additional Seating on Top Tuthill 400 Club
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced on Thursday that they will be adding additional seating on top of Parkview Field's Tuthill 400 Club. This new section, also presented by Tuthill, will be called "The Summit," which is fitting for both its placement on top of existing seating and also as a homage to The Summit City.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    TinCaps Unveil New Group Seating Area
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps are adding a new group seating area atop the Tuthill 400 Club behind the center-field fence at Parkview Field. The new section will be called The Summit and will be a deck located on top of the existing 400 Club.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 | WANE
    TinCaps Unveil Plans for New 2016 Group Space
    The 2016 TinCaps season will start off with a new vantage point to view the game. Parkview Field is adding group seating to the area on top of the Tuthill 400 Club, in center field. The new area, “The Summit,” will accommodate about 125 fans in open air seating. It’s the only one of its kind in the 160 minor league parks.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    The Summit, presented by Tuthill
    The top-rated ballpark in Minor League Baseball is about to get even better. The TinCaps have announced the addition of "The Summit, presented by Tuthill," as the ballpark's newest group seating area for 2016.
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 | WANE
    Mayoral Candidate Speaks at Parkview Field
    Mayoral candidate Mitch Harper spoke at Monday’s Rotary Club meeting in Fort Wayne. The Republican candidate’s address came one week after Mayor Tom Henry spoke at the meeting. The Rotary Club is made up of 150 business and community leaders. Election candidates were invited to speak at its weekly meeting held at Parkview Field.
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 21Alive
    Breast Cancer Survivors Celebrated at Parkview Field
    Hundreds of supporters and teams from all over northeast Indiana took part in this year's Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne.
  • Monday, October 5, 2015 | MiLB.com
    Record Number of Former TinCaps, Wizards in Majors in 2015
    A record number of former Fort Wayne Wizards and TinCaps played in the big leagues in 2015. During the regular season, 54 Fort Wayne alums were on major league rosters, as the total number of Fort Wayne alums ever to have appeared in Major League Baseball rose to 144.
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 21Alive (Jen Danczak)
    "Walk to End Alzheimer's" at Parkview Field
    Some in the Fort Wayne community put on their walking shoes for the annual Alzheimer’s Association walk Saturday. More than 1,500 people of all ages took part in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” walk at Parkview Field.
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    Fort4Fitness at Parkview Field
    Organizing a large-scale, smooth-running event such as this one takes incredible effort. Fort4Fitness’ sponsors, organizers and volunteers deserve everyone’s thanks. Nothing says community more clearly than events such as this one.
  • Monday, September 28, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    Parkview Field Voted No. 1 Again
    For the second year in a row and the fourth time in five years, Parkview Field was ranked as the No. 1 Minor League Baseball ballpark in the country by Stadium Journey.
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 | MiLB.com
    TinCaps Nominated for Community Service Award
    The Midwest League has nominated the TinCaps as a finalist for Minor League Baseball's 2015 John Henry Moss Community Service Award. This annual honor is presented to a club that demonstrates an outstanding, on-going commitment to charitable service, support, and leadership within their local community and within the baseball industry.
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Chris Goff)
    Nutter Named MWL's Top Exec
    For the third time, Mike Nutter was named the Midwest League Executive of the Year.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 | WANE
    Mike Nutter Named MWL Executive of the Year
    The Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced its 2015 Executive of the Year, Mike Nutter, Team President of the Fort Wayne TinCaps.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    19th '09 TinCap in Majors
    Cody Decker became the 19th TinCaps player from the 2009 Midwest League Championship team to make a major-league debut Monday. According to Sports-Reference.com president Sean Forman, no other Single-A team in minor-league history has produced more future major leaguers.
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 | WANE
    Down Syndrome Advocacy at Parkview Field
    In the Hoosier state, The Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI), estimates that since January there have been 14 births of babies with Down syndrome. Those statistics show the reality of the need for programs such as the Buddy Walk, which has been going on for 17 years and is the DSANI’s largest fundraiser. This year the event, which was held Saturday at Parkview Field, is expected to raise about $90,000 between its estimated 1,200 participants.
  • Friday, September 4, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    Governor Pence Set to Guide Meeting at Parkview Field
    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. will hold its September meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Tuthill 400 Club at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne. Gov. Mike Pence is scheduled to chair the public meeting.
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | WANE (Rod Hissong)
    Free Health Screenings Offered at Parkview Health
    Parkview Health and the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer free health screenings at Parkview Field Tuesday afternoon.
  • Monday, August 17, 2015 | The News-Sentinel (Blake Sebring)
    Fort Wayne Climbs to No. 3 in National Minor League Rankings
    After dropping to No. 19 in a ranking of national minor league cities four years ago and No. 7 two years ago, Fort Wayne is back up to No. 3 among 212 cities according to a bi-yearly survey by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 21Alive (Emily Dwire)
    Virtual Learners Get Their Own Back to School Bash at Parkview Field
    Thousands of students headed back to school this week, but there's one group that doesn't start until Monday. They're the virtual learners, or home-schooled students. And like traditional students, the virtual learners got a back-to-school bash of their own Wednesday night at Parkview Field.
  • Monday, August 3, 2015 | The Journal Gazette
    Others Look Longingly at Our Downtown Revival
    Need more evidence that downtown Fort Wayne is on the rise? How about the fact that another city is pointing to us as a model for what could happen there?
  • Monday, August 3, 2015 | The News-Sentinel (Jill Adams)
    Making Plans to Enjoy Spontaneity at Parkview Field
    “Hey, there’s a good concert coming to Parkview Field this weekend,” my husband announced after the kids were in bed. My peripheral vision told me this was a test. My husband was gauging to see if I could handle spontaneity. I had to act carefully.
  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 21Alive
    Parkview Field Knocks It Out of the Park with Stand Up to Cancer
    $4.1 million was raised by the Stand Up to Cancer program here in Fort Wayne last year and today at Parkview Field, organizers tried to surpass that number.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 | WANE
    Docs vs. Suits At Bat
    The I.U. School of Medicine-Fort Wayne will host the sixth annual free softball game pitting local medical providers against local business professionals. The game is a friendly rivalry that supports scholarship assistance and program development for medical students studying here in Fort Wayne. The game is free, and will be played at Parkview Field on August 21.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 21Alive
    Teen Signed to One-Day TinCaps Contract
    At WOWO's studios Thursday morning, TinCaps president Mike Nutter surprised 14-year old Jaymason Curry.

    The teen missed his entire Elmhurst Little League season this year after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer six months ago.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Brian Francisco)
    50 Years of Voting Rights to Be Hailed at Parkview Field
    Several local organizations will observe the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with a public ceremony that will start at Parkview Field and conclude at the E. Ross Adair Federal Building.
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Keiara Carr)
    Bentley to Celebrate in Stop at Parkview
    Dierks Bentley says returning to the road for his 40-city summer tour, which makes a stop at Parkview Field on Saturday, is the right time to celebrate.
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Frank Gray)
    Polio Survivor Speaks at Parkview Field
    Steve Ailes spoke at the Fort Wayne Rotary Club meeting at Parkview Field on Monday, recounting his experiences and celebrating being “this close” to achieving the goal of wiping the disease off the face of the earth.
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Amarillo Globe-News (Jon Mark Beilue)
    Fort Wayne Succeeds with Projects Like Amarillo's -- Can It Work Here?
    By any reasonable measure, the Harrison Square project was not an end-game, but a game-changer, a catalyst for Fort Wayne that by itself has worked, but has also spurred hoped-for additional growth in what is the economic danger zone for many American cities — downtown.
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Amarillo Globe-News (Jon Mark Beilue)
    Fort Wayne Ballpark Proves to Be Downtown Attraction
    It is a worn cliche by now, a tired phrase from a movie of 26 years ago. If you build it, they will come. But cliches become such because they are often true.

    It was built, this baseball stadium in the Midwest. But instead of construction in a corn field in Iowa in “Field of Dreams,” it emerged at 1301 Ewing St. in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Friday, July 3, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Keiara Carr)
    Orchestra Set to Pop at Park
    Before assistant conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin can explain how she feels about the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Patriotic Pops concert, she needs to talk baseball. Specifically, about a friend’s father who was a baseball coach. She remembers in elementary school how her class was invited to the baseball park and how excited she was to run around the bases on the field. It’s the same sort of excitement that overcame her watching the TinCaps play at Parkview Field recently. As she took in the game and the players on the field, it felt a little unbelievable that she would be performing at home plate for today’s concert. “It gives you a such a feeling,” she says. “It was at that moment, I realized that, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be there. It’s going to be so fun.’ ” Lin will conduct today’s Philharmonic Patriotic Pops concert at Parkview Field for the first time. The orchestra’s move to the open-air baseball park last year, coupled with free admission, proved to be successful with more than 6,200 patrons attending the concert.
  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 | The News-Sentinel (Louisa Danielson)
    Philharmonic Celebrates Music of America with Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field
    Come early, stay late. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present its Patriotic Pops concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Parkview Field. Admission is free, and there will be fireworks. For those concerned about finding a good seat (aim for the home plate area), gates and concessions will open at 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Frank Gray)
    Rock n' Brew a Sampler's Bliss
    People who like to try different types of beer found themselves in heaven Saturday as distributors showed up with at least 130 brands of beer for people to sample at the first Rock n’ Brew at Parkview Field.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Inside Indiana Business
    Hoosier Ballparks Among America's Best
    Baseball America, one of the nation’s leading baseball resources, has ranked Parkview Field the fifth best ballpark in Minor League Baseball. The home of the TinCaps tops the list of all Single-A venues and is the only Midwest League park among the top 20.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 | WNDU (Mark Peterson)
    South Bend Seeks to Duplicate Fort Wayne’s Ballpark Development Success
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 21Alive (Ian Hoover)
    Parkview Field Named Among Top 5 Minor League Parks
    Parkview Field has been named as one of the best minor league parks in the country by Baseball America.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Dave Gong)
    Cityscape Flats Agreement OK'd
    The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission on Monday approved a development agreement with Domo Development LLC for the Cityscape Flats apartment complex located directly west of Parkview Field.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 | WANE
    Housing Project Near Parkview Field Approved
    The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission has approved a development agreement that will add housing and parking across from downtown Parkview Field. Cityscape Flats includes 163 apartments, 14 row houses and a 173 space parking garage.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Sports Journal of Central Indiana (Dean Hockney)
    TinCaps Know How to Take Care of Fans
    I can’t think of many organizations who take into consideration its fan base like the TinCaps.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Minor League Baseball
    TinCaps Set Attendance Records in April
    After setting multiple attendance records in 2014, the TinCaps and Parkview Field are off to a record start at the gates in 2015.
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Chris Goff)
    Padres Exec Impressed by Parkview Field
    Sam Geaney, the San Diego Padres' new director of player development, attended his first games at Parkview Field this weekend as he gets acclimated with the farm system he now oversees. Geaney was amazed at the quality of the ballpark.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | The Journal Gazette (Aubree Reichel)
    Prep Games Still a Hit at Parkview
    Four area teams were able to experience playing at Parkview Field on Monday evening in the first of 12 high school games to be played in the facility. The games are part of the Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series.
  • Sunday, February 15, 2015 | Journal Gazette (Dave Gong)
    Parkview Field an Example of Successful TIF Project
    As lawmakers attempt to determine the economic impact of tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Indiana, Parkview Field is cited as a successful case study in Downtown Fort Wayne.
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | WANE
    Mayor Highlights TinCaps, Parkview Field in State of the City Address
  • Monday, February 9, 2015 | Journal Gazette (Councilman John Crawford)
    Parkview Field Helps Drive Further Downtown Development
    The success of Parkview Field is now serving as an inspiration for developing Downtown Fort Wayne's riverfront.
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 | Journal Gazette (Chris Goff)
    Parkview Field Hosts Fort Wayne Sports Corporation Celebration
    Former Major League player and manager, and Fort Wayne native, Eric Wedge spoke at Parkivew Field during the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation's annual Party in the Park fundraiser dinner.
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 | Ellie Bogue (News-Sentinel)
    One Billion Rising Back at Parkview Field
    For the third year in a row, One Billion Rising -- a dance event to help end violence against women and girls -- will be held at Parkview Field.
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 | WANE (Randy Spieth)
    Big League Manager Highlights Guest List at Parkview Field
    Some of the biggest names in sports with Fort Wayne ties, including former MLB player and manager Eric Wedge, were at Parkview Field for Party in the Park to raise money for women and children in need.
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 | WANE (April McCampbell)
    Fort Wayne Rises to End Violence Against Women and Girls
    For the third straight year, Parkview Field will be the site of Fort Wayne's One Billion Rising event to help protect women and girls from violence.
  • Friday, February 6, 2015 | Jaclyn Goldsborough (News-Sentinel)
    Tourism in Fort Wayne, Allen County Increases
    The TinCaps have contributed significantly to the increase in Fort Wayne's tourism.
  • Thursday, January 8, 2015 | WANE
    Parkview Field Named A Top 10 Sports Venue Experience
    Stadium Journey has ranked Parkview Field No. 10 among Sports Venue Experiences in all of the United States and Canada.