Parkview Field named number one Minor League ballpark

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Parkview Field was ranked number one in Minor League ballparks for its great seating options, neighborhood, entertainment and customer service, according to Stadium Journey magazine.

“This is a truly amazing honor and one that our entire region should be proud of,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said.

This is the third time the in the last four year the TinCaps have been named the best Minor League ballpark in the country. It’s been named number one in 2011, 2012 and then placed second to Pensacola in 2013.

“Parkview Field on its own would be one of the finer facilities in Minor League Baseball. Couple that with a Major League organization and customer service, and you have an unbeatable combination,” Stadium Journey magazine wrote.

The magazine rated Parkview Field 4.7 out of 5. It was compared to 160 other ballparks in Minor League Baseball including some large cities such as San Jose, Jacksonville, Columbus, Charlotte, Nashville, Louisville and Las Vegas. The various stadiums are ranked in different categories including food and beverage, atmosphere, fans, return on investment, access and neighborhood and extras.

“We certainly appreciate the accolades that have come to our city, ballpark, staff, fans, sponsors, MLB affiliate, media, and supporters. To be No. 1 for the third time in four years is very special,” Nutter said.

In its most recent season, the ballpark set new attendance records in three areas. Overall attendance reached 411,028, regular season reached a new record at $406, 715 and single-game attendance reached 9,182.

“We take a lot of pride in Parkview Field and never stop appreciating the way our team has been embraced in our community,” Nutter said.

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