Press release from the TinCaps:
TinCaps Announce 2010 Schedule
Fort Wayne to Host Midwest League All Star Game
Team releases dates and game times for next year’s season. Highlights include 2010 Midwest League All-Star Game, 22 fireworks shows, national entertainment, and return of fan favorites.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps announced their schedule for the 2010 season today. In addition to the regular 70 home games, the city of Fort Wayne will be hosting the 2010 Midwest League All Star Game at Parkview Field. The team has also scheduled a franchise record 22 fireworks shows over the course of the summer.
“We are excited to announce the TinCaps 2010 schedule and look forward to the second season for baseball at Parkview Field,” said TinCaps President, Mike Nutter. “2009 was a tremendous year for the TinCaps both on the field and off. The team is heading into the off-season with so much positive momentum – a Midwest League Championship, a first class facility, and the best fan support in the country – we look forward to spending the next six months preparing for what should be another recording setting year in 2010!”
The highlight of the summer will be the 2010 Midwest League All Star Game. “We have the opportunity to welcome the 15 other teams and communities of the Midwest League to Fort Wayne,” said Nutter. “Parkview Field, and downtown Fort Wayne, will be showcased and we can’t wait for the opportunity. The Midwest League All Star Game has seen some of the best talent every single year. It is a chance for fans in Fort Wayne to see a collection of future Major League players all on the same field. It is my favorite event every year and we get the chance to host it in our hometown. I couldn’t be more excited.” The All Star Game will take place at Parkview Field on Tuesday, June 22nd with the Home Run Derby and other All Star activities taking place the night before on Monday, June 21st. Tickets for All Star Game events will be available in January 2010.
The TinCaps will cap off a night of entertainment with a fireworks show on 22 dates in 2010. “When the fans speak, we listen,” stated Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President of Marketing. “Fireworks are by far the most talked about entertainment we have at Parkview Field. We know that on those 22 nights fans will be leaving downtown Fort Wayne with a smile on their face, and that’s what it’s all about.”
The TinCaps are also bringing back “Day of the Week” promotions from the 2009 season. Sundays will be primarily afternoon games with on-field player autographs after the game. Mondays will be continue to be Family Feast Nights with a selection of $1.00 food menu items. The team’s four day games will fall on Wednesdays in 2010 (April 21, April 28, May 26, and July 28). Parkview Field will again play host to Thirsty Thursdays throughout the season as well as the popular Friday Theme Nights (specific themes have not yet been announced). Fridays and Saturdays from May 21st through the end of the season will also host post-game fireworks. Saturdays, starting May 22nd, will welcome national entertainers to Fort Wayne including BirdZerk, ZOOperstars, Myron Noodleman, QuickChange, Jake the Diamond Dog, and Breakin’ B-Boy McCoy. Individual game tickets for the 2010 season will be available for purchase in February 2010.
Other regular season highlights include Opening Day 2010 on Thursday, April 8th, which will include a post-game fireworks show and a celebration of the TinCaps Midwest League Championship. The team will play home games on July 4th as well as Labor Day weekend, with special fireworks shows planned to commemorate each. The TinCaps are also expanding post-game fireworks dates by including shows on Thursday, June 17th and Monday, July 12th – as well as Opening Day, which falls on a Thursday. “We saw tremendous success with our first midweek fireworks display in 2009,” said Limmer. “There was a demand to add another show for next season, so we did.”
Season ticket packages are now available, with 2009 season ticket holders having a renewal period, until Friday, November 13th, to renew and reserve their same seat locations for 2010. Groups who had outings and picnics during the 2009 season will have an early period for booking an outing for next season. This period will begin Wednesday, October 14th and will close on Wednesday, November 11th. After this date any groups or organizations, may reserve tickets and in-game food service areas for 2010.
For more information please contact the Fort Wayne TinCaps Administrative Office at (260) 482-6400. Additional information, including a full season schedule as well as the 2010 TinCaps Event & Hospitality Guide, Box Score.
Download the 2010 TinCaps schedule