PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Wayne TinCaps have partnered with Comcast to give one lucky fan at Parkview Field the chance to walk away with $1,000,000 in the “XFINITY Countdown to 1,000,000.” This promotion is in conjunction with the TinCaps welcoming their 1,000,000th fan to a TinCaps game at Parkview Field.
After a three-game series this past weekend, with over 22,000 fans in attendance, the TinCaps now stand just 8,309 short of the 1,000,000 mark. With their next home stand to start Sunday, July 3rd the TinCaps anticipate welcoming the millionth fan within the first two games.
“The 4th of July weekend is traditionally a very popular time for fans to come out to the ballpark,” said Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President of Marketing. “To reach 8,309 on July 3rd would mean hosting one of our biggest crowds in the two and a half year history of Parkview Field. Ticket sales have been good, and the game does feature post-game fireworks, so it is possible to get that number in one game. If we don’t reach the number on the 3rd, we most likely will host our millionth fan on the 4th of July. Either way, one fan might walk away with $1,000,000. The TinCaps and Comcast couldn’t be more excited as we approach this milestone.”
“Comcast is a big fan of the TinCaps and has been a proud sponsor since the team began playing ball at Parkview Field,” said Comcast Manager of Programming Brett Hatch. “It is a natural fit for our company to sponsor the TinCaps’ salute to their millionth fan at the ballpark with this milestone prize and to bring our customers all the live TinCaps action on XFINITY TV.”
“If someone wants a chance to be selected all they have to do is have a valid ticket and be at the game,” said Limmer. “Once we have determined that we have crossed the 1,000,000 mark we will randomly select a fan from all those in attendance – then they’ll have a chance at $1,000,000.”
On the game that the TinCaps break the 1,000,000th fan milestone the crowd will be alerted that the 1,000,000th fan is sitting somewhere inside Parkview Field. One lucky fan will be chosen at random, with the help of American Media and Special Promotions, the specialty firm the TinCaps have entrusted with implementing the millionth fan promotion. If the millionth fan is selected during a non-fireworks game, they will be invited back to the next scheduled fireworks game to play for the $1,000,000 payout.
Specific details of the $1,000,000 opportunity are yet to be announced by team officials. “Part of the fun of this promotion is the element of surprise,” stated Limmer. “We will say that the TinCaps 1,000,000th fan can be anywhere from 2 years old to 102 and still have a chance at taking home the $1,000,000 jackpot.”
“It gives a whole new meaning to ‘must be present to win,'” said Limmer. “It’s fun to think that our millionth fan could walk out of Parkview Field that night a millionaire. We hope it happens and can’t wait to see who ends up with the opportunity. Good luck!”
Comcast has sponsored the TinCaps as a founding sponsor since they relocated to Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne. Since that move, Comcast has carried every TinCaps home game live across Indiana on channel 82. TinCaps fans may also catch game highlights from every home game On Demand from XFINITY in the Sports section of Hoosier TV. Also, fans can watch “Around the Bases,” a feature show that highlights TinCaps players, coaches, fans, as well as a look inside the TinCaps organization, only On Demand.
Tickets are still available for the TinCaps upcoming home stand. Tickets can be purchased at the Parkview Field Ticket Office, by calling (260) 482-6400, or online at TinCaps.com.