Tides feature changes to seating, concessions at home opener Tuesday

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk Tides had a few changes at Harbor Park when they played their first home game since 2019 on Tuesday night against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

First pitch was at 6:35 p.m.

Seating options were limited for social distancing, with a capacity limit of 38% (just under 5,000 fans). Spacing markers were used for guests in lines and walkways and other areas had signage to encourage distance and one-way traffic. Restrooms with multiple entrances were assigned a one-way entrance and exit.

All concessions locations also featured streamlined menu options in order to speed up service and minimize lines, and no condiment stations. That will be temporary, but in the meantime, condiments were available on request.

Eating and drinking was only allowed while fans are seated, not on the concourse or at bars.

At Tuesday’s game, fans could also get a single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and a ticket voucher good for any 2021 Tides home game in September. For more information, click here.

Tickets were already limited for the home-opener as of Tuesday morning. Ticket sites showed only groups of four and above were available. The Tides will play 12 games in total for this home stand, with six against Jacksonville.

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