FORT WAYNE – A couple of weeks still remain in the 2012 regular season for the TinCaps.
But fans can already start plotting trips to Parkview Field for next season.
The 2013 schedule is set. Fort Wayne opens the season on the road and finishes the year at home on Labor Day.
We absolutely love it, team President Michael Nutter said of the schedule Sunday. With Parkview Field, so much is used in addition to baseball.
There have been people calling for months for wedding receptions and class reunions for next year. The sooner we can get (the schedule) out, the better.
Nutter said the team will have a franchise-record number of postgame fireworks. The exact number hasnt been set, but Nutter expects the figure to be around 30.
The TinCaps open the season April 5 at Great Lakes. Its the first time Fort Wayne will begin the year on the road since 2009.
The home opener is April 11 against Lake County.
The All-Star Game is June 18 at Dayton.
Fort Wayne is home on July 4, taking on South Bend. The TinCaps face Great Lakes in the regular-season finale on Sept. 2.
Many of the familiar national acts, including BirdZerk and QuickChange, have already been lined up.
Its a lot of the similar names, Nutter said. We are still holding out for one or two new acts that may or may not come through. Its a lot of whats worked for us in the past.
We dont feel like coming out of one of our top years (the team is on pace for its second-best season attendance figure) we need to blow up the formula, but we do keep adapting the formula.