By far one of my favorite things to do in Fort Wayne is to watch the TinCaps play at Parkview Field.

Colorful sunset over a TinCaps game at Parkview Field

The TinCaps Baseball Game Experience

The TinCaps are a High-A Minor League baseball team who play in a top ranked stadium in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.

The prices for tickets are very affordable; with lawn seats starting at just $7 and stadium seating for $10-15 (I prefer to spend the extra to have a closer view to the field). No matter where you choose to sit, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Since the stadium is situated downtown you not only have a great view of the game but also a picturesque view of the downtown buildings in the background. 

If you need any more convincing to go and see a game for yourself (which I highly doubt), I suggest going to a game on a Thursday night. 

Thursdays are my favorite for one simple reason: $2 beer night. No, that is not a typo; there really is a night dedicated to selling beer at only two dollars (fantastic, right?) Not only do you get to enjoy a great game at a beautiful stadium, but you also get to drink beer till the 7th inning for only two bucks.

Johnny TinCap thrills the crowd at a TinCaps game at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne

Even if you aren’t a big beer drinker there are many other great food and drink options, so don’t be hesitant about going to a game on a “Thirsty” Thursday.

The TinCaps also have other festive nights including Family Feast Night on Mondays where hot dogs, soda, popcorn, and slices of pizza are only $2. Finally, there are weekend nights where they have post-game fireworks, and who doesn’t love that?

As a side note: while you can buy tickets online, that option closes two hours prior to the start of each game. If you give the ticket office a call at 260- 482-6400 they will be happy to reserve your seats! For more info on the TinCaps, check out their website.

This post was originally published in June 2011 and has been updated.