The Fort Wayne TinCaps released their schedule for the 2013 season. Coming off of the greatest attended regular season and playoffs in franchise history, the team looks to build on that success in their fifth season at Parkview Field.
"It is truly hard to believe we are already planning for the fifth season downtown," said TinCaps Team President, Mike Nutter. "It seems like just yesterday that we opened the gates to the ballpark and welcomed in our first fan. Now, nearly 300 TinCaps games and four seasons later, we've welcomed well over 1.5 million fans. That isn't a number we take lightly. We feel we owe this community an affordable, fun, family-friendly entertainment option every summer. The 2013 season will be all of that and more."
In addition to all home game dates and times, the team also announced fireworks dates, day-of-the-week promotions, theme nights, and special entertainment. "We have an amazing 30 firework shows scheduled for 2013," said Nutter, "that is a record for us. We are also bringing back fan favorites such as Family Feast nights continuing on Mondays with a $1.00 food menu, Thirsty Thursdays with $1.00 beer, Theme Night Fridays, and Player Autographs on Sunday afternoons."
Other regular season highlights include Opening Day 2013 on Thursday, April 11th, which will include a post-game fireworks show. "Opening Day has become a tradition at Parkview Field, with sell-outs each of the last four seasons" said Nutter. "We will continue to commemorate the start of the season with unique promotions."
The TinCaps are expanding post-game fireworks dates by including shows on a record 7 Thursday nights and 4 Monday nights. The schedule also includes 8 Friday firework dates and 8 shows on Saturdays. "We saw tremendous positive feedback from our midweek firework displays during the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons," said Nutter. "With almost 70 sellouts over the last three years there was a need to add additional shows for next season to keep up with demand."
Entertainment acts for the 2013 season were also announced, including appearances by Myron Noodleman, BirdZerk, the ZOOperstars, QuickChange, Christopher, and Jake the Diamond Dog. Additional promotional and entertainment announcements are expected in the coming months as plans continue to be finalized.
2013 Season ticket packages - Existing season ticket holders will have a priority period to renew and reserve their same seat locations for 2013. Following that period season tickets will be available to the general public.
Groups who enjoyed outings and picnics during the 2012 season will have an early period for booking an outing for next season, which will begin in the coming weeks. Groups that did not have an outing in 2012 are welcome to contact the team to be placed on a waiting list.
For more information about the TinCaps 2013 season please contact the Fort Wayne TinCaps Administrative Office at (260) 482-6400. Additional information is available online at TinCaps.com.
Individual tickets for TinCaps home games in 2013 are not yet released for sale.