FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Even though it felt and looked nothing like spring, TinCaps fans still showed up for the annual Parkview Field Open House Saturday.
“They’re having fun with it, kind of roll with it,” said TinCaps Vice President of Marketing and Promotions Michael Limmer. “It is Fort Wayne, Indiana in April. You never know what the weather’s going to be.”
Visitors were given a free behind-the-scenes look at Parkview Field. They got to check out the TinCaps dugout and locker room, as well as the ballpark’s suite level loft and lounge. There was also an inflatable slide, bounce house, and rock climbing wall for the kids in the Shindigz FUN ZONE. On top of all of that, food and drinks were half off.
Limmer said park goers are looking forward to a new group area called The Summit. The $600,000 rooftop space is above the 400 Club at center field and holds up 125 people. Tickets for the Summit come with unlimited food, drinks, beer and wine.
Limmer said another 2016 change is the ballpark’s resurfaced walkways.
“Everything just kind of culminates and I think everyone on staff and hopefully a lot of people in town are just real excited about getting things started again,” Limmer said.
The TinCaps begin the 2016 season at Lake County on Thursday. Their home opener at Parkview Field is next Saturday against the Captains.