Norfolk Tides Tickets
Norfolk Tides are a Virginia based minor league baseball team playing from the South Division of the Triple-A International League. The team plays its home games at Harbor Park located in downtown Norfolk, along Elizabeth River. As of 2007, the team has declared itself to be Baltimore Orioles’ farm team, prior to which, it had been affiliated with the New York Mets for thirty-eight years. The team was formed in 1961 as Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides and was called that till 1962, when its name was changed to Tidewater Tides. In 1992 yet again, the team’s name was changed, this time being called Norfolk Tides and has retained it since. It is known to have won several titles including those of division, league and class. Norfolk Tides tickets have attracted baseball fans since the team’s beginning years.
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The home ground of Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park, has earned much recognition for being the best among minor league stadiums by Baseball America. The stadium is used primarily for baseball, while it is home to the Tides, which are the International League AAA farm team. The Park officially opened in April 1993 with a seating capacity of just over twelve thousand people. The seating arrangement includes nine thousand lower deck seats, a picnic area accommodating three hundred persons and an upper deck area with twenty-eight hundred seats. Alongside, the stadium also features a full-service restaurant with two hundred and twenty-five seats, which allows the field’s panoramic view from its first base, and twenty-four luxury skyboxes that can accommodate four hundred people. In 1996, the park sold cheap Norfolk Tides tickets to a huge crowd of fourteen thousand, two hundred and sixty-three people, which crossed its general seating capacity.
In 2008, Norfolk city approved of a plan by Norfolk Tides to construct a party deck for the right field, just behind the home bullpen. This deck was design to accommodate four hundred standing fans, without adding seats to the park yet making it possible to entertain a larger crowd. These changes had been completed by early 2009, allowing more fans to buy Norfolk Tides tickets.
Norfolk Tides franchise was begun in 1961 as a member of South Atlantic League, where its home ground was designated to be the Lawrence Stadium located in Portsmouth. The primary newspaper from South Hampton Roads called Virginian-Pilot, held a contest to decide on the team’s name. The name determined by the general public was Mariners, but the editor of the newspaper overruled the results of the contest, and instead decided to call the team Tidewater Tides, owing to its admirable alliteration.
Norfolk Tides have famously won the International League’s championship title of Governor Cup, five times while they have entered it a total of nine in which they have played against the teams of Rochester thrice, Louisville, Syracuse, Richmond, Columbus twice, and Ottawa. The team is known to have a high winning rate so get hold of Norfolk Tides 2015 tickets or some Norfolk Tides tickets and be there to enjoy a thrilling game.
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