I've been to a bunch of major-league ballparks, from classics like Wrigley Field and the old Tiger Stadium back in the day to modern ballparks like Miller Park, Turner Field, and Progressive Field. And I have to say that Parkview Field, even though it is in the minor leagues, rivals all of the major-league parks that I have been to. The atmosphere is great. It's easy to get around. The food is excellent by ballpark standards - all the food vendors are owned by the TinCaps which have their own chef, so there's better quality control here than the outsourced vendors at major league parks. The grounds are clean and well-maintained. And the facilities are just plain great.
Now, a bit of history for the non-locals: I've lived in Fort Wayne since before Parkview Field was built, and people were complaining when it was first proposed and saying that it would be "a waste of money" and "it would be more effective to renovate Memorial Stadium". Truth is, I'm glad they went ahead and built Parkview Field, as Memorial Stadium (which is now a parking lot) was bare-bones and screamed "facility on the cheap". And the naysayers were wrong: attendance at Parkview Field ever since it opened is higher than Memorial Stadium's ever was.
Overall, this is one of Fort Wayne's many gems. And I'm sure many would agree with me - even those that were naysayers in the beginning.
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