FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Another Minor League Baseball team in Indiana is adjusting its capacity limits in June. The Fort Wayne TinCaps say capacity at Parkview Field will increase in phases to up to 70% by the end of the month and masks will no longer be required in any open-air spaces.
The team says the decision was made after receiving updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Major League Baseball.
The change to the mask mandate is effective immediately. The TinCaps say all guests are still encouraged to wear masks, though guests who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be required to wear a mask in any indoor area of Parkview Field.
Beginning June 1, the overall capacity at the ballpark will increase to 40%. Parkview Field’s Legacy, Club, and All-Star seating areas will continue to be available in socially-distanced seating pods. However, the three Reserved seating sections, the Field Box area, and Suites at the ballpark will increase to 100% capacity.
Beginning June 29, The TinCaps say overall seating capacity will increase to between 60-70%, with the Legacy, Club and All-Star seating areas increasing to near 100% capacity.
“Increasing capacity is not as easy as just flipping a switch,” TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter said in a news release. “We’re applying the same amount and level of care to increasing the number of guests we can welcome to the ballpark as we did when we originally created our plan to start the season. We are excited to welcome more fans very soon, but we want to do so in a way that allows us to provide them with the great family entertainment experience they have come to expect at Parkview Field.”
The team says the ballpark’s capacity is expected to “increase incrementally” as the season continues through September.
On Monday, the Indianapolis Indians announced capacity at Victory Field would increase to 50% in June. The South Bend Cubs have not provided any updates on stadium capacity limits.