In the past, Harbor Park was named the best ballpark in Minor League Baseball, and today it’s still one of the finest ballparks you’ll find anywhere. One of the best parts of taking in a game at Harbor Park is the fantastic view of the harbor. You’ll be able to not only watch a baseball game here in Norfolk but also see the activity at the harbor creating a memorable experience you won’t find anywhere else.
In addition to an incredible view, Harbor Park is also home to a lot of amenities and extras meaning even if you’re not a huge baseball fan, you’ll still have fun taking in a game here. The Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame is a must-see for any sports fan in the Norfolk area and is located in the Harbor Park lobby. You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to take the Salute to Pork Challenge at Hits at the Park, which pits you against five pounds of pork.
Finally, diehard baseball fans will find plenty to keep them entertained as they’ll get to see some of the Baltimore Orioles future stars on the field and will even have the opportunity to get some autographs if they arrive early enough.
Harbor Park provides you with one of the best experiences in all of Minor League Baseball, so head on down to Norfolk this some for some excellent Triple-A baseball action.
Things to check out
As its name implies, Harbor Park offers an incredible view of the harbor providing a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in Triple-A baseball. Enjoy the view of the harbor and all its activity when taking in a game at Harbor Park.
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame
No trip to Harbor Park is complete without stopping by the Hampton Roads sports Hall of Fame in the ballpark’s lobby. The Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, administrators, and media members who are from Hampton Roads or made an impact in the area including Bruce Smith, Billy Martin, and Allen Iverson.
Hits at the Park
Located at the end of the first baseline concourse, Hits at the Park is a full-service restaurant and an excellent place to grab a meal at Harbor Park. Here you’ll be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet while taking in the action on the diamond, so if you arrive at the game hungry Hits at the Park is just the spot for you.
Salute to Pork Challenge
If the idea of an all-you-can-eat buffet at Hits at the Park isn’t enough for you, then the Salute to Pork Challenge will be right up your alley. The Salute to Pork Challenge requires you to eat five pounds of pork within an hour, and if you’re successful, you’ll walk away with a free meal, four tickets to a future Tides game, and your picture on the Wall of Fame. However, if you’re unsuccessful, you’ll find your face on the Wall of Shame and have to pay for the meal making the Salute to Pork Challenge not for the faint of heart.
At Harbor Park, you can get autographs from your favorite players from the time the gate opens until 15 minutes before the game starts. Arrive early and get your favorite Tides player’s signature before the game.
Those of you looking to experience watching a Tides game in a unique way will want to reserve a spot in the picnic area for your group of 50 to 250. The picnic area offers a one of a kind way to watch the game that you won’t find anywhere else at Harbor Park, so reserve your spot today.
Pick up a souvenir from your trip to Norfolk at the Tides team store. At the team store, you’ll find all kinds of Tides merchandise including caps, jerseys, t-shirts, foam fingers, and more.