2020 News & Events

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | WANE 15
    Last Call: TinCaps Taking Final Orders for Meal Kits
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced they are accepting final orders for their Meal Kits before the program takes a pause.
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | Fort Wayne's NBC
    Weddings at Parkview Field
    While the Minor League Baseball season was lost, Parkview Field is still managing to stay busy with special events like weddings.
  • Sunday, August 30, 2020 | The Journal Gazette
    TinCaps' Fans Miss Baseball Experience
    For the first time in nearly three decades, there is no professional baseball in Fort Wayne.The city had minor league baseball every year since the Fort Wayne Wizards opened in the Midwest League in 1993. After the team moved downtown and rebranded as the TinCaps more than a decade ago, it became one of the best draws in MiLB.
    This year, those fans who pack the stadium on warm summer nights – drinking cheap beer on Thirsty Thursdays, buying theme-night jerseys, posing for photos with mascot Johnny TinCap and staying for postgame fireworks shows – have missed the baseball experience.
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020 | WANE 15
    TinCaps Donate $10,000 to the Parkview Foundations Through T-Shirt Sales
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps are proud to have donated $10,000 to the Parkview Foundations, as a way of expressing support and appreciation for healthcare workers during the fight against COVID-19. The money was raised through the sales of special edition TinCaps “IN This Together” t-shirts.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020 | WANE 15
    Roberto Clemente Jr. Speaks at Erin’s House Fundraiser
    Grief support organization Erin’s House tapped into a big name in baseball for their Common Bond fundraiser held at Parkview Field. Usually, Common Bond is a morning fundraiser for Erin’s House inside the Memorial Coliseum, but due to the pandemic, they moved the event outdoors at Parkview Field and held it in the evening. The move allowed them to better adjust to pandemic restrictions for large gatherings. Meyer said in a way, the change of venue was perfect because their keynote speaker was former professional baseball player and sports broadcaster Roberto Clemente Jr. Clemente lost his father, Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente, to a plane crash when he was seven years old. Clemente said he could have used a place like Erin’s House in the aftermath of his father’s death.
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | WANE 15
    ‘Prom in the City’ Moves to Parkview Field
    An event to give high school students across the area their own version of prom has been moved to a new location, Parkview Field.
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 | ABC21
    TinCaps Grounds Crew Keeps Field Looking Sharp as Fort Wayne Keeps Waiting for Pro Baseball
    The TinCaps might not play a single game in 2020, but that doesn't mean the grounds crew can sit and wait for baseball to come back. Head groundskeeper Keith Winter and his staff still have to maintain Parkview Field's playing surface, and the groups's not taking things easy, despite the lack of attention on their work this year.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 | ABC21
    Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market at Parkview Field
    Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market is staying at Parkview Field on the concourse so vendors and patrons can be spread out and safe. They're offering locally sourced food and products along with some ways to win.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | MiLB.com
    TinCaps Offer Fans Meal Kits to Order
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps are excited to launch the TinCaps Family Meal Kits package, available for fans to purchase, starting today.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | The Journal Gazette
    Parkview Field Helps as Need for Food Ramps Up
    More than 1,250 people drove or walked to a food giveaway Monday outside Parkview Field, more than double the number who showed up there for last week's distribution.
  • Friday, April 24, 2020 | WANE
    TinCaps Selling T-Shirts to Support Parkview
    To support local healthcare needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Wayne TinCaps have a newly designed t-shirt available to fans.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 | WPTA
    TinCaps Team Up with Community Harvest to Host Downtown Food Drive
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps and Community Harvest Food Bank teamed up to distribute food to those in need Monday afternoon.
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | Fort Wayne's NBC
    TinCaps Simulated Opening Night Success
    Despite there being no real live baseball Monday night, the Fort Wayne TinCaps still put on a show, via the video game MLB The Show 20.
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 | MiLB.com
    TinCaps, Minor League Baseball Have Record-Setting Year Supporting Community
    The TinCaps, who were awarded Minor League Baseball’s John H. Moss Community Service Award in 2015 for the organization’s ongoing commitment to charitable service, were among the largest benefactors.
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 | WANE
    TinCaps Update Video Board for 2020 Season
    The off-season at Parkview Field has featured installation of a new HD LED video board plus upgrades to the ballpark’s sound system, outfield-wall video boards, and technology control room. LED ribbon boards and other video screen displays will be added soon as well. Parkview Field will boast more than 3,000 square feet of video screen displays in 2020, approximately doubling its previous square footage of video screen displays.
  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 | Fort Wayne's NBC
    TinCaps Looking to Hire Someone to Play Role as Johnny TinCap for 2020 Season
    The TinCaps are looking to hire someone to play the role of mascot Johnny TinCap for the 2020 season.
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Fort Wayne's NBC
    Parkview Field Extending Protective Nets Through Full Foul-Lines
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced an extension of protective netting from the first and third baselines, towards the outfield.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 | Fort Wayne's NBC
    TinCaps Release Packed 2020 Promotions Schedule
    Spring and summer will be filled with fireworks and theme nights in downtown Fort Wayne, where the TinCaps will host a wide variety of baseball promotions.
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | WANE
    TinCaps Announce Dates for National Anthem Auditions
    The Fort Wayne TinCaps are set to host auditions for national anthem performers before games at Parkview Field during the 2020 season.
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | WANE
    Fort Wayne Rings in the New Year with 4th Annual Ball Drop
    The 4th annual Fort Wayne New Year’s Eve Ball Drop festivities took place on West Brackenridge Street directly in front of the Parkview Field entrance.