Norfolk Tides will get a makeover at the Suffolk Youth Athletic Association
The Norfolk Tides will send their field crew and reception staff to the Suffolk Youth Athletic Association to renovate their baseball field. It comes after winning a contest held online on the Tides website, where the league got the most fan votes.
Tides will take to the grounds on Tuesday, May 3 and will be there from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Renovations will include re-grading the land, leveling the land and then covering it with turface. The staff will also redo its bleachers by providing the league with fresh wood.
Since the inaugural renovation in 2012, Tides has renovated 15 local courses: Eason’s Crossroads (Gates, NC), Ocean View Little League (Norfolk), Smithfield Recreation Association (Smithfield), Bennett’s Creek Little League (Suffolk), Phoebus Little League ( Hampton), Shore Little League (Nassawadox), Cradock Little League (Portsmouth), Little Creek National (Norfolk), Gloucester Youth Baseball (Gloucester), Surry County Pony Baseball (Surry), Deer Park Youth Field (Newport News), Plaza Little League (Virginia Beach), Thalia/Malibu Baseball (Virginia Beach), Churchland Little League (Portsmouth) and Albemarle (North Carolina).
The project is made possible through the Tides Youth Baseball Fund, a program established by the Tides in 1990 to raise funds for youth baseball and softball programs in Hampton Roads. The Youth Baseball Fund is partially funded by scoreboard announcements at Harbor Park throughout the season, and those wishing to donate directly to the Youth Baseball Fund can do so through norfolkides.com in the “Harbor Park” section. .
The Norfolk Tides are in the middle of a two-week road trip and have just completed a six-game series at Gwinnett. Tomorrow, the Tides will travel to Nashville for the first time in franchise history. They play at 7:35 p.m. ET from Tuesday, May 3 through Saturday, May 7. The series finale between Nashville and Norfolk will take place at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 8 before the tides return to Harbor Park to welcome Memphis on May 10 at 6:35 p.m.