It's been almost 2 years since the stadium has hosted a game.
Tuesday night marks the return of the Norfolk Tides to Harbor Park. It will be the first home game since September 2, 2019, after the entire Triple-A season was canceled due to COVID-19. The Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are looking forward to the game, as are—of course—the fans.
With mask mandates being alleviated vaccine percentages going up, we are finally getting a glimpse of things returning to normal. During an online press conference, Tides Manager Gary Kendall said, "Being minus baseball for almost two years, it's really nice to get out there and play before a home crowd."
For the much-anticipated game, Harbor Park will be open at 35% capacity—which is still 4,731 seats. Tickets will be sold in groups of two, four, and six to maintain social distancing. So far, nothing has been stated concerning changes when capacity restrictions are eased for the state on May 28.
The Tides began their season on May 4 playing the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in Florida, for a six-game series. They then played in the Charlotte Knights for six games and are ready to host both teams in the coming weeks. The Tides currently sit at 3-9 for the season. To see their entire schedule, click here.
Whatsmore, FEMA will be at the game offering willing fans a shot of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone who receives the vaccine will get a free ticket to a September Tides home game.
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