FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne is the seventh-best market in the country for minor league sports, that according to a study released by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal.
The TinCaps, along with the Komets of the ECHL and the NBDL’S Mad Ants, helped the Summit City rise from a ranking of 19th in 2011.
“This is a testament to the entire Fort Wayne market,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “Fort Wayne’s fans are the ones who deserve the most credit for an honor like this. The TinCaps, Komets, and Mad Ants are lucky to have the best fans in America. They make Parkview Field a fun place to work each day.”
In reviewing Fort Wayne, SportsBusiness Journal reported, “Despite a population growth rate of only 2.8 percent over the past five years, the market’s overall attendance count for its teams increased 13.8 percent.”