Tides vs. Orioles Exhibition Game

Join the Norfolk Tides on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in an exhibition game at Harbor Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Transit Services

Light Rail

The Tide will operate on its normal weekday schedule until 1 p.m., when service will increase to 10 minute frequencies. Additional light rail vehicles will be placed into service as needed to carry passengers to and from the ball game.

Paddlewheel Ferry

The Paddlewheel Ferry will serve the North Landing and Harbor Park ferry docks every 30 minutes from 1 p.m. until 15 minutes after the game ends on April 4th. Please note that this will not affect existing ferry service to Waterside and High Street.


To ease congestion after the game, express bus service will serve customers leaving Harbor Park. Board buses on Park Avenue directly across from the Harbor Park light rail station beginning at 4:30 p.m. Outbound express buses will only stop at the Newtown Road light rail station. If you’re not parked at Newtown, hop back on The Tide to reach the other light rail stops.

Ticket Sales

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Light Rail Ticket Sales

Hampton Roads Transit customer service representatives will sell round-trip tickets for The Tide by hand at the Newtown Road, Military Highway, MacArthur Square and EVMC/Ft. Norfolk light rail stations. The cost is $3.00 each, cash only. No credit cards or discounts. Up to two children less than 38 inches tall may board any HRT vehicle for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult, fare-paying passenger. Ticket sales will begin at noon until 3:00 p.m.

Discounted passes for youth, seniors or the disabled are available at Ticket Vending Machines at each light rail station and at select retail outlets. Buy early!

Ferry Ticket Sales

Hampton Roads Transit customer service representatives will sell two-ride tickets for the Paddlewheel Ferry by hand at the North Landing ferry dock from noon until 3 p.m. The cost is $3.00 each, cash only. No credit cards or discounts accepted.


Light Rail Parking

Park for free at our park-and-ride lots and ride The Tide into Harbor Park. But for this event, please note that beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a $5.00 charge for customers parking at the Harbor Park park-and-ride only.

The park-and-ride lot at the Newtown Road station will fill quickly. Hampton Roads Transit has secured free overflow parking in the designated areas owned by First Baptist – Norfolk on the west side of Kempsville Road near the Newtown Road lot.

If the lot at the Newtown Road station is full, feel free to try the park-and-ride lots at the Military Highway and Ballentine/Broad Creek light rail stations. If these lots are also full, consider driving downtown.

Ferry Parking

Special Event parking will be available on the third level of the Harbor Tower Apartments parking garage in Portsmouth for customers who wish to park a vehicle and take the ferry to Harbor Park. Parking starts at space numbered 442 and higher. Do not park in spaces marked “24 Hour Reserved.” The address for Harbor Tower Apartments is 1 Harbor Court, Portsmouth, VA 23704

If you have any questions, give us a call at 222-6100.

See you at the game!