Harbor Park--Norfolk, Virginia


August 10, 1996--Rochester Red Wings 11, Norfolk Tides 7

International League-AAA

Future Major Leaguers-Matt Franco, Jay Payton

Harbor Park opened in 1993 as the new home of the Norfolk Tides. The AAA team of the New York Mets. It was the first AAA Stadium I had ever been to, so I didn't quite know what to expect. When I entered the stadium I was pleasently surprised. It almost seemed to be the perfect size for baseball. Some AA stadiums are a bit small, while some of the Major League Stadiums are too big.

The park is right on the water (thus the name), during the game you can see several boats and ships passing by, much nicer than the standard trains you get in other minor league parks. The seats are close to the field, with the upperdeck slightly hanging over the field level seats. All in all Harbor Park is a very nice place to watch a game. Onc can see why it was once voted the best park in Minor League Baseball.

Stadium Rating : A

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