Saturday June 27th, my husband and I attended our first baseball game at Fort Wayne’s Parkview Stadium. After hearing so many people complain while they were building it I was anxious to see if it was as great as I was hoping it would be. Of course I’ve seen the park from afar – I work downtown and am within walking distance, so I knew from the outside it looked quite nice.
We met my parents and my aunt at the gates, and I snapped a few pictures of the entrance.
As we entered the gates, my first view was across the field, and into the city skyline. Now, granted Fort Wayne isn’t the world’s most beautiful or exotic city, but it is quite pretty, architecturally. So, of course I had to get that shot…
We wandered into the gift shop before finding out seats. This gift shop rivals that of many major league teams – it could be compared to a Wrigleyville Sports I suppose. A nice variety of merchandise, available for reasonable prices. I was very impressed. Truth be told, my husband and I were more Silverhawks fans than Tincaps (they happened to be playing each other that evening) and we had a standard in our minds about what a ball park should look like. This completely fit the bill. And the gift shop was the icing on the cake – the Silverhawks have a few merchandise stands at their games, and that’s about it.
My husband and I decided to walk around the stadium before the game started. We wanted to see it from every angle possible – and it’s built in such a way that you can. One building I’ve always like – both inside and out – is the now Tower Bank building. Thanks to my handy dandy zoom lens, I was able to get a decent shot (forgive the netting in front – our seats were behind home plate).
We enjoyed the game, even though our Silverhawks lost miserably – no surprise there, really. Fort Wayne has been on a hot winning streak since before their All-Star break! There were some pictures taken of the game, but I’m anxious to move on to the fireworks after the game!