The first pitch for the Norfolk Tides exhibition game is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
“The Orioles have such an outstanding fan base in the Hampton Roads area, and we’re extremely fortunate to have a major league affiliate committed to growing baseball in our local community” said Tides General Manager Joe Gregory. “This is yet another example of the terrific relationship we have with the entire Orioles organization. We’re excited for this event to kick off our 2018 season.”
“The Orioles are proud of our strong, long-standing relationship with the Tides and the Norfolk community,” said Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette. “This game demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our partnership and provides an opportunity for our fans in southeastern Virginia to watch some of their favorite Major League stars and former Tides players including Kevin Gausman, Trey Mancini, and Jonathan Schoop.”
Tickets for the exhibition game will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. Box seats will be available for $25, with reserved seats available for $22. Season ticket holders and advertisers may contact the Tides front office to purchase tickets in advance of the March 3 on-sale date. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online via norfolktides.com, in person at the Harbor Park box office or via telephone at 1-800-745-3000.
This will be Baltimore’s sixth appearance at Harbor Park since the Tides became the Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles in 2007. The Orioles played the Washington Nationals in 2007 and 2009, while the Orioles and Tides have squared off prior to the 2012, 2014 and 2017 seasons.