Friday, April 6, 2018

Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Being the big baseball fan I am, I love to visit ballparks of minor league and independent league teams as we travel. Late last summer on a trip with my kids to Fort Wayne, Indiana, we took in a game of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps (well, a couple innings of a game, anyway, before the rain came pouring down).

The Tin Caps are a Class A team affiliated with the San Diego Padres playing in the Midwest League.  The park is a beautiful one that is less than a decade old and was a short walk from our hotel. With a roomy concourse, suite level lounge and several private events spaces, it's an amazing venue. It has several times been awarded "No. 1 Ballpark Experience in Minor League Baseball" by Stadium Journey.

Since I am a big foodie and also do a food blog (ChicagoFoodieSisters.com), I'm always anxious to see what the food options are at big venues and this one had a lot of the typical baseball fare that you'd expect, but also some fun surprises. I loved being able to enjoy a jumbo pork tenderloin sandwich while watching the game.

The franchise is actually the oldest in the Midwest League having changed names a half-dozen times over the years, originating in Mattoon, Illinois in 1947. With many years to come of entertaining families with America's pastime in this beautiful ballpark, it's a place to put on your summer travel list as you pack up and hit the road with your family. For more info, visit parkviewfield.com

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