The outlook for today's TinCaps game is: AS SCHEDULED.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps have every intention of playing each game, even when the weather forecast may be calling for rain. Parkview Field's playing surface includes state-of-the-art drainage in the outfield and an oversized tarp to cover the infield dirt. This combination allows the TinCaps a great chance to play ball regardless of the amount of rain that might fall prior to a game. Parkview Field's award-winning grounds crew will be hard at work to maintain and prepare the field for each and every game. A decision to play, suspend, or cancel will NOT be made prior to the scheduled start time of any game, and a game's start time will more likely be delayed before an official decision is made. This is done to allow for additional time to evaluate the weather forecast for the Fort Wayne area.
There is NO SET TIME for the cancellation of a game due to weather. Each weather situation is different and includes unique variables and circumstances. Anytime weather is an issue, we weigh factors that include the amount of rain the field has already absorbed and future forecasts, including likelihood of future rain, possible rain duration, and the severity of additional weather. The decision to cancel a game due to weather is made with these, and many other, factors in mind. The most important factor we consider is the safety of our fans and the players. When weather is an issue we make decisions that are in the best interest of the majority of those with tickets. We understand that each fan with a ticket to a game also has unique circumstances. Weather, good or not, is a factor to consider with an outdoor entertainment option, such as TinCaps baseball.
Please keep in mind weather forecasts in our area (TV and radio) are intended to cover an area of well over 100 square miles. We utilize multiple sources, including a professional weather service and radar, to pinpoint the weather at our specific location in downtown Fort Wayne and give us forecasts specific to our location. It may very well be raining at your house, but be sunny with blue skies at the ballpark.
If the game does get cancelled, what happens next?
If the game is OFFICIALLY called, which means the game never started or failed to complete five innings, please keep your ticket stubs with that game's date. Rainout tickets may be exchanged for a similar ticket location to any remaining regular season TinCaps game during this season, based on availability. All tickets are based upon availability, and are valid for an equal, or lesser value, ticket. No full or partial refunds will be given for a difference in ticket price. Redeem your tickets early once you know what game you would like to attend to avoid that game being sold out.
In order for the exchange to take place, the tickets must be presented in person to the ticket office at the time the transaction is taking place. Exchanges can be done in person at the box office or through the mail. If you mail your tickets, please be sure to include your contact information and top three game choices as well as seating preference. You will be contacted by a TinCaps representative when the tickets are received.
Tickets can be mailed to:
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Attn: Parkview Field Ticket Office
1301 Ewing Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
In most instances, a game cancelled due to weather is made up as part of a double header the following day. You are NOT REQUIRED to use your tickets for the next day's game. We give you the opportunity to choose any remaining date that fits your schedule, based on ticket availability. Whatever date you choose, your tickets from the cancelled game need to be exchanged with our ticket office for the new date. We cannot guarantee the same exact seat location for the new date.
The following games have been rained out in 2013:
Friday, May 31
If you have tickets from one of these dates, those tickets are now rain checks which may be exchanged for another regular season game, based upon availability.
If you have any questions, please call the TinCaps office at (260) 482-6400