FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A big upgrade is coming to Parkview Field. The Fort Wayne TinCaps on Monday announced that the downtown stadium will be getting new high definition video screens.
Money for the project will come from the Harrison Square Stadium Maintenance Fund, which, TinCaps officials noted, does not use tax dollars. The account is funded by contributions from the stadium’s naming rights and by a fee built into tickets sold for events there.
Expenditures do require approval from the City of Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, which voted in favor of the upgrades.
“We had a good run with those video boards,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “Over the course of almost 800 TinCaps games, and hundreds more non-baseball events, the boards had just run the course of their useful life.
“All three were a part of the ballpark’s original construction in 2008 and parts for maintenance have become nearly impossible to find. It was time to replace them and we’re excited about the new possibilities for the fan experience with the upgrade to HD.”
With approval of the expenditure, the project will move into a final design phase, with installation expected to happen next spring.
“Now that we know 100% we can move forward with the replacement of the existing displays, we will continue working to see what other enhancements can be made,” Nutter said. “We are excited to see what will come together and what new experiences we can offer fans for the 2020 season and beyond.”