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“A minor-league ballpark that rivals major-league ballparks”
Review of Parkview Field

Parkview Field
Ranked #1 of 46 things to do in Fort Wayne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 7 May 2013

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.

Thank Zachary M
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

If you are looking for an excellent minor league team baseball game at a superb baseball park, then I Highly Recommend Parkview Field in Fort Wayne.
Good seating, good food and welcoming staff.

Thank General20
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Parkview Field is beautiful. I don't know what it is but everytime I eat there i get sick, I have the same issues with attending events at the coliseum.

$1 beer night is a turn off because of the drunks. I understand they have to do it and i would recommend avoiding it on a Thursday night if you want to take your kids, there are 6 other days in the week, plenty of time to go.

There really isn't a bad seat in the house.

Besides being Beautiful everything is just average, nothing exciting to share.

Thank Petroparts
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

If you have never experienced minor league play you have to make a date and spend an evening here. Since our family has been coming to the Tin Caps we have had less desire to travel to Chicago, Detroit or Cincinnati to see major league. You already feel like you are in the major league stadium with ushers at each section and vendors walking the aisle to bring you food, snack or beverage. Great team effort each year and entertainment between innings not to mention fireworks at the end of the game most weekends and special events. Don't forget Family Feast Monday and Thirsty Thursdays for the best deals on food and drink!

Thank RTJ_mem
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

great facility; well maintained and great food options, kudos to the Tin Caps. My favoite section is in the center field where there are grassy picnic area type seats.

Thank Ebensdad
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