Will there be a TinCaps season in 2020?
Minor League Baseball has announced that there will not be a 2020 season for any of their 160 affiliated teams, which includes the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The next opportunity for a TinCaps game will be the start of the 2021 season, which we anticipate will be in April of next year. We do not yet have a schedule for the 2021 season.
What happens if I had tickets for a game that was scheduled to be played in 2020?
Tickets for scheduled TinCaps’ games in 2020 that were not played can be exchanged for any game during the 2021 season, once that schedule is determined, based on availability. Contact the Parkview Field Ticket Office at (260) 482-6400 or email [email protected].
What happens if I had a group outing planned for a game in 2020?
If you had a group outing planned at Parkview Field in 2020, your TinCaps representative will be in contact to make the appropriate accommodations.
I have a ticket package with the TinCaps, what should I do?
If you had a ticket package for TinCaps games in 2020, your TinCaps representative will be in contact to make the appropriate accommodations.
Have the hours of operation changed for the team store, ticket office and administrative office?
Yes, our hours have changed. Currently all TinCaps and Parkview Field employees are working remotely. You may continue to shop the TinCaps Team Store online at TinCaps.com. You can also reach out to the TinCaps Ticket and Administrative Offices via phone at (260) 482-6400. If a TinCaps staff member does not answer immediately, we will be checking voicemail regularly and will return your call promptly. Email is the most efficient way to reach TinCaps employees at this time using their direct email address. You can reach the TinCaps general email account directly at [email protected].
Is Parkview Field still open for the public for walking the concourse?
Parkview Field is currently closed to the public.
What impact does the loss of the TinCaps season have on events already scheduled at Parkview Field?
Events already scheduled will be evaluated as we reference the State of Indiana's "Back on Track" guidelines and timeline. Future events, and Parkview Field's ability to host them, will be evaluated based on the circumstances at that time.
Will Parkview Field be hosting other events yet this Summer and Fall?
We are evaluating the ability for Parkview Field to play host to a number of different events, keeping in mind State of Indiana guidelines and our ability to host events following Covid-19 safety guidelines. Please check back to our website and social media channels in the future to see what events might be taking place.
06/30/2020 (5:00pm): Major League Baseball™ (MLB™) has informed Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020.
“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”
03/14/2020 (10:53am): Pat O'Conner, Minor League Baseball President & CEO, released the following statement regarding the delay of Minor League Baseball Opening Day due to the coronavirus pandemic:
Dear Minor League Baseball Fans,
As you may be aware, with the closure of Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida in response to the coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Minor League Baseball season will not start on April 9 as planned.
With the health and well-being of the players, umpires, team employees and our fans in mind, we will continue to monitor the developments and follow guidelines set forth by public health agencies and our partners at Major League Baseball.
Once the public health experts and agencies have decided it is safe to begin the 2020 season, and the players are physically ready to begin the season, we will do so. But, for now, I ask all fans to follow the protocols set forth by public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and your local government authorities.
Please visit MiLB.com to stay connected with your local team. Questions about exchanging tickets, refunds and other general questions should be directed to your local team.
Your health and safety are the top priority right now and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak.
President & CEO
Minor League Baseball
03/13/2020 (9:30 a.m.): The Fort Wayne TinCaps issued the following statement following Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season will be delayed due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic:
“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community, guests, employees, and players/coaches. We fully support Minor League Baseball’s decision to delay the start of the season. Further details as to how this specifically impacts the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Midwest League are unknown at this time. We will share specific details on the impact to our 2020 season as soon as they are determined.
Additionally, following orders from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and state health officials on limiting non-essential gatherings, Parkview Field will not hold any event with more than 250 people for the time being.
We will continue to consult with Minor League Baseball, health experts, and governmental leaders to determine the best course of action moving forward to provide a safe facility upon the resumption of games and large events at Parkview Field. We will also provide updated information on our plans for our regular season games at Parkview Field and any related refund or exchange policies as soon as those are determined.
We appreciate your patience and understanding through this unprecedented time. We send our best wishes to all those who’ve been affected by this pandemic.”
03/12/2020 (3:50 p.m.): Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:
“In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date. We will work with Major League Baseball and our community partners to resume play as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of Minor League Baseball fans, players and executives is our top priority, and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak.”