News release from the TinCaps:
TinCaps to Celebrate 4,000,000th Fan and 10th Season by Giving Away Prizes Valued at $10,000
Strong Attendance Builds to 4,000,000th Fan at Parkview Field
(August 9, 2018) â€” The Fort Wayne TinCaps are going to give away $10,000 in gifts and prizes at Parkview Field during the game the team welcomes its 4,000,000th fan.
“First off, it’s hard to believe we are in our 10th season,” said TinCaps President Mike Nutter. “Secondly, the fact that we’re welcoming our 4,000,000th fan in that amount of time is astonishing. It’s a testament to the level of support from this community. It’s very humbling for the entire TinCaps organization.”
The TinCaps will break the 4,000,000th-fan milestone sometime during the upcoming homestand from Saturday, August 11 through the final game of the homestand, Friday, August 17.
“We felt this was an opportunity to celebrate our 10th season by giving away $10,000,” Nutter said. “This is a small token of our appreciation for every single one of those 4,000,000 TinCaps fans that have made the experience at Parkview Field what it is today.”
Anyone present at the milestone game, with a valid TinCaps ticket, will be eligible to be selected as the 4,000,000th fan. One fan will receive $4,000 in TinCaps hospitality, season tickets, merchandise, and prizes, as well as the designation as the TinCaps 4,000,000th fan. Ten other fans will receive $400 gift cards and 20 fans will receive $100 gift cards for a grand total of $10,000 to be given away that game.
Through nine-plus seasons at Parkview Field, the TinCaps currently stand at 3,972,837 fans in attendance, just 27,163 fans away from the 4,000,000 milestone. In comparison, it took 16 seasons for the team to reach the same attendance milestone when the team played as the Wizards at Memorial Stadium.
The TinCaps currently rank second out of 100 Single-A/Short-Season Minor League Baseball teams in attendance on the season as they’ve averaged 5,558 fans through 57 openings. Fort Wayne’s attendance is also higher than 27 of 30 Double-A clubs and 13 of 30 in Triple-A.
Tickets can be purchased at the Parkview Field Ticket Office, by calling 260-482-6400, and online at TinCapsTickets.com. Click here for a full list of the team’s upcoming promotions for the homestand, including Fortnite Night, Harry Potter Night, and three fireworks shows.