FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - The Fort Wayne TinCaps are set to take the field in early May with hopes to welcome back fans in the stands.
The team took to Facebook to share the news with their fans.
After having their 2020 season canceled due to the pandemic, the TinCaps are scheduled to host the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers affiliate) on Minor League Baseball’s Opening Day.
Different from years past, in an effort to reduce travel, High-A Central teams will play six-game series (rather than traditional three or four-game sets).
This schedule announcement follows previous news that all 120 MiLB Clubs accepted an invitation to become Professional Development League (“PDL”) license holders, including the TinCaps, who are continuing their partnership with the San Diego Padres at the High-A level.
At this time, the team has not released when fans can buy tickets, but they are making sure they are taking the necessary steps to keep the community safe.
“As excited as we are and as much as we want to jump into our season, we will utilize caution and discretion for every event at Parkview Field to prioritize the health and safety of our guests, staff, and team. We’re optimistic that between now and Opening Day we’ll continue to see great progress in our community and region’s fight against the virus and look forward to getting closer to some level of normalcy. But it’s great to have May 4 and our other dates on the calendar, and rest assured it’s game on for Opening Day.”Mike Nutter, TinCaps President
TinCaps are set to take the field May 4.