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150 Park Ave.
Norfolk, VA

Stadium Opened: 1993
Capacity:12,067
Dimensions: LF- 333 ft.  CF- 410 ft.   RF- 318 ft.
Surface: Natural Grass

Former Names of Ballpark: None

 

Parking:

  • Parking in the lot right next to the stadium

 

Food:

  • Hot dogs, pretzels, fries, Italian sausage sandwiches, etc.Food prices consistent with most minor league stadiums

Seating/Stadium Design:

  • 2 decks of seating
  • luxury boxes
  • Restaurant along the 1st baseline, called "Hits at the Park ".

Atmosphere/Character:

  • 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."

    (www.wikipedia.org)

     

Overall Rating:

Review is based on my visit on 8/22/03.

 

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