Fort Wayne, Ind. - The Fort Wayne TinCaps are going to give one lucky fan at Parkview Field the chance to walk away with $2,000,000 as the team counts down to their 2,000,000th fan. This promotion will mark the TinCaps potentially welcoming their 2,000,000th fan to a TinCaps game at Parkview Field Monday, September 2nd at 1:05 p.m.
"It's a true testament to the support of this community," stated TinCaps President, Mike Nutter. "We had so much fun celebrating our 1,000,000th fan back in 2011 that we wanted to up the ante for number 2,000,000."
When the regular season and playoff attendance totals for the 2009 (404,418), 2010 (407,394), 2011 (379,067), and 2012 (408,044) seasons were tabulated the TinCaps total attendance stood at 1,598,923 - putting the team 401,077 short of the 2,000,000 mark. With one regular season game and a minimum of one post-season game remaining on the schedule the team is currently 3,564 fans shy of reaching 2,000,000, with the current number at 1,996,436.
"We knew, based on previous years, that if we had another great season of fan support we could be at or around that number at the very end of the season," said Nutter. "We are going to pull out all the stops to break the 2,000,000 mark yet this season and reach that number of 401,077 for 2013."
As the TinCaps hope to break the 2,000,000th fan milestone on Monday, September 2nd, one lucky fan will be chosen with the help of Advantage Specialty, the specialty firm the TinCaps have entrusted with implementing the two millionth fan promotion. That fan will participate for the $2,000,000 following the game.
"We can say that the TinCaps 2,000,000th fan can be from 2 to 102 years old and still have a chance at taking home the $2,000,000 jackpot. You won't have to hit a home run or throw 100 miles per hour." Anyone present at the milestone game, with a valid TinCaps ticket, will be eligible to be selected as the 2,000,000th fan.
The team has already clinched a post-season berth, with their first home playoff game scheduled for Thursday, September 5th at 7:05pm with Fireworks and the usual Thirsty Thursday™ beer specials.
"It gives a whole new meaning to 'must be present to win,'" said Nutter. "It's fun to think that our two millionth fan could walk out of Parkview Field that night a multi-millionaire. We hope it happens and can't wait to see who ends up with the opportunity. Good luck!"
Tickets are still available for Monday's 1:05 p.m. game. Tickets can be purchased at the Parkview Field Ticket Office, by calling (260) 482-6400, or online at TinCaps.com.
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