FORT WAYNE, Ind. - For a fifth consecutive season, the Indianapolis Colts will visit Parkview Field for a TinCaps game as part of "Colts At Bat," the team's traveling marketing campaign featuring players and cheerleaders.
Colts star running back Marlon Mack and standout defensive end Jabaal Sheard, cheerleaders, and Blue the Mascot will be signing autographs at Parkview Field on Thursday, May 16, when the TinCaps host the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) for a 7:05 p.m. game.
The Colts will provide several elements for fans attending the game, including player autographs prior to the first pitch (5:35-6:45), cheerleader autographs (7:30-end of the 5th inning) and performances, an appearance by Blue, free Colts giveaways, and more. Fans may also sign up for one of the Colts Official Fan Clubs and register to win Colts tickets.
Note: Parkview Field's gates will open on Thursday at 5:35 p.m. Typically, the ballpark opens to the public 60 minutes before first pitch on non-fireworks night and 90 minutes before first pitch when there are fireworks. Though there aren't fireworks on Thursday, the gates nevertheless will open 90 minutes before first pitch for autographs to begin.
Fans must purchase a ticket to the baseball game in order to participate in the "Colts at Bat" activities inside Parkview Field. Visit colts.com/events for more details.
May 16 is also a Thirsty Thursday™, presented by Rudy's, featuring $1 domestic draft beers as well as other drink specials. Tickets are available at TinCapsTickets.com, the Parkview Field Ticket Office, and by calling 260-482-6400.
Mack broke out in the Colts' backfield in 2018, rushing for 908 yards and nine touchdowns. The 23-year-old also set a franchise postseason record in the Colts' Wild Card Round win over the Houston Texans, rushing for 148 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
Sheard has started all 32 regular season games since signing a contract with Indianapolis prior to the 2017 season. The Pitt product has racked up 5.5 sacks in each of the past two seasons, and also recorded a sack of Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs in mid-January.
Special Notes: The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early at Parkview Field. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Summer Tour events will take place rain or shine. Fans will be allowed one autograph person; fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts event times are local.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.