The 2017 baseball season is rapidly approaching, and these seven Indiana ballparks are great places to catch a game. Indiana has five minor league baseball teams, the Evansville Otters, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Gary Southshore Railcats, Indianapolis Indians and South Bend Cubs. All five ballclubs host home openers in April and May! Indiana is also home to two historic parks that if you haven’t visited, you’ve probably seen on the silver screen!
Victory Field: The Indianapolis Indians’ home opener is April 6 at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. You can find the dates of their 2017 home stands and ticket information here. The ballpark has received numerous national accolades as one of the best minor league stadiums in the United States. The Indians led all of Minor League Baseball in attendance in 2016. and over the past four seasons, the team has either led Minor League Baseball in attendance or set a single-season attendance record every year.
Four Winds Field: The South Bend Cubs host their home opener at Four Winds Field on April 8. You can find the dates of their 2017 home games and ticket information here. As a part of the World Champion Chicago Cubs organization, the club will host World Champion Wednesdays this season. Every Wednesday night game, the South Bend Cubs will feature a giveaway item or special promotion that focuses on the first World Championship for the Cubs in 108 years. Each Wednesday will also spotlight a key moment from the World Series during the game, presented by Toyota. Visit here for a full schedule of promotions.
Parkview Field: The Fort Wayne TinCaps host their home opener at Parkview Field on April 8. You can find the dates of their 2017 home stands and ticket information here. Parkview Field is annually rated among the best Ballpark Experiences in all of Minor League Baseball, and was honored by Stadium Journey in five of the last six years, including each of the last three! The TinCaps were the recipients of Minor League Baseball’s 2016 John H. Johnson President’s Award. This is Minor League Baseball’s top honor for organizational excellence, awarded each year to just one out of the 160 teams across all levels of minor league baseball (Rookie Leagues to Triple-A).
Bosse Field: The Evansville Otters host their home opener at historic Bosse Field on May 5. You can find the dates of their 2017 home stands and ticket information here. Bosse Field is America’s third oldest ballpark that is still in use, behind only Wrigley Field and Fenway Park. The field was also the home of the Racine Belles in the movie “A League of Their Own.”
U.S. Steel Yard: The Gary Southshore Railcats host their home opener at U.S. Steel Yard on May 26. You can find the dates of their 2017 home games and ticket information here. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that’s even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
League Stadium: League Stadium was built in 1894 in Huntingburg and is the home of the Dubois County Bombers, a college summer league team, but it is better known as the home of the Rockford Peaches in “A League of Their Own.” The stadium has a vast history and hosted among others, hall of famer Satchel Paige in the early 1960s. Learn more about the stadium’s history here. The Bombers open their home slate on June 1st. You can find their 2017 home schedule and ticket information here.
Kokomo Municipal Stadium: Opened in May 2015, this brand new ballpark in Kokomo has been named the Best Summer Collegiate Stadium by Ballpark Digest two years in a row! The Kokomo Jackrabbits are the home team, playing in the Prospect League, a wooden bat summer league with some of the top college players in the Midwest. The Jackrabbits open their home season on May 30. You can find their 2017 home schedule and ticket information here.