FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps have modified their health and safety protocols, with plans to increase the seating capacity at Parkview Field.
Masks are also no longer required, but rather encouraged, in open-air spaces within the ballpark, according to the plan.
The TinCaps said they received updated guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Major League Baseball late last week.
Here is the updated plan:
Parkview Field Mask Policy (Effective Immediately)
- Guests at Parkview Field are encouraged to wear masks, but masks will no longer be required in any open-air spaces within Parkview Field.
- Guests who haven’t been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 yet are required to wear a mask while in any indoor area of Parkview Field, including the TinCaps Front Office, the Suite Level Lounge, The Orchard Team Store, and restroom facilities.
- Parkview Field staff and personnel will continue to wear masks during events.
Parkview Field Seating Capacity
Effective June 1, 2021
- Overall ballpark capacity will increase to approximately 40% (currently 30%).
- Parkview Field’s Legacy, Club, and All-Star seating areas will remain available only in socially distanced seating pods.
- Parkview Field’s three (3) Reserved seating sections will increase to 100% capacity for TinCaps games beginning on this date.
- Parkview Field’s Field Box area will increase to 100% capacity beginning on this date.
- Parkview Field’s Suites will increase to 100% capacity beginning on this date.
Effective June 29, 2021
- Overall Parkview Field seating capacity will increase to approximately 60-70%.
- Parkview Field’s Legacy, Club, and All-Star seating areas will increase capacity to near 100%.
Parkview Field’s capacity is expected to increase incrementally as the TinCaps’ season continues through September.
“Increasing capacity is not as easy as just flipping a switch,” said TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter. “We’re applying the same amount and level of care to increasing the number of guests we can welcome to the ballpark as we did when we originally created our plan to start the season. We are excited to welcome more fans very soon, but we want to do so in a way that allows us to provide them with the great family entertainment experience they have come to expect at Parkview Field.”
The TinCaps return to Parkview Field Tuesday night for a six-game series through Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at TinCaps.com.