150 Park Ave.
Stadium Opened: 1993
Dimensions: LF- 333 ft. CF- 410 ft. RF- 318 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass
Former Names of Ballpark: None
- Hot dogs, pretzels, fries, Italian sausage sandwiches, etc.Food prices consistent with most minor league stadiums
- 2 decks of seating
- luxury boxes
- Restaurant along the 1st baseline, called "Hits at the Park ".
- Mascot's name is "Rip"
- The park is located right along the Elizabeth River. During the game, you have views of boats passing by.
Recognition of Team's History and/or MLB Affiliate:
- Various plaques throughout the concourse honoring past Norfolk players
Origin of Team's Name:
The main newspaper of South Hampton Roads, The Virginian-Pilot, ran a contest to determine the team name. Although the chosen name was "Mariners," the Pilot's editor overruled the contest, deciding he liked the alliteration of "Tidewater Tides."
Review is based on my visit on 8/22/03.