At the beginning of this season, the team's new owner – Andrew Berlin – shared his motto with us: Do everything right or don't do it at all.
Fans say Coveleski Stadium has kept its promise.
It was a season of revival, renewal and revitalization.
"It's definitely more lively of a park," said Frank Carczewski of South Bend.
"This is so much nicer, they put a lot of money in it and it's great," said father Brian Rissman.
The stadium was renovated. The fans reenergized.
"It used to be real bland, but now it seems like a real baseball game," Carczewski said.
"We felt if we gave them a good product, great customer service, then they'd want to come back to the ballpark. And we see that," said Joe Hart, president of the Silver Hawks.
The Cove has seen six sellouts this season. As of Monday night's game, attendance is around 177,000 for the season – They hope to reach around 185,000 by the end of the week.
That's a healthy increase from last year, when the team recorded the worst attendance in franchise history at about 113,000 fans.
But the all-time low was short lived.
"From what I see every time I come by, there are more people here,” said mother of two, Kristen Garcia
So what keeps them coming back this year?
"A little bit of something for everyone," said another fan.
From the splash pad to the bounce park, the stadium-style seats to the new food, the stadium is now a destination spot for fun.
"We're from Michigan City. We love to come here," said Karen Durham.
The city invested $9 million into the Cove over the past few years. The new owner of the Silver Hawks, Andrew Berlin, threw in about $3 million of his own.
But since the stadium opened in 1987, the Cove has yet to turn a profit for the city. Some said times are finally changing.
"I think they're going to see a return on their investment," Garcia said.