AAA Norfolk Tides Announce 2017 Schedule, Home Opener on April 10

The Baltimore Orioles' AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, have announced their 2017 regular season schedule and home game times.

OF Mike Yastrzemski and 1B Trey Mancini
 Photo: Patrick Cavey

The Tides announced their schedule and home game times on Wednesday, and it is set to be a special year in Norfolk. 2017 will mark the Tides 25th season at Harbor Park.

Next year, the International League schedule, like other leagues in the minors, will reduce their schedule in an effort to give players more days off. In 2017, the International League schedule will 142 games, as opposed to 144 games this season. Per David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot, the plan in the International League is to go to a 140 game schedule in 2018 and beyond.

The Tides get their 2017 season underway on Thursday, April 6 on the road against the Charlotte Knights. Norfolk's home opener will be on Monday, April 10 when they host the Gwinnett Braves

Norfolk's 2017 slate has 71 home and 71 away games, and includes 33 games on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In addition, the schedule also features seven midweek afternoon games, or as I like to call them, field-trip or camp days for the youngsters.

The final five Sunday home games will have start times of 4:05 p.m.

While all of the Tides promotions for the 2017 season have not yet been announced, the Tides did announce that there are 12 post-game fireworks celebrations scheduled.

Printable Version of Tides' 2017 Schedule via Tides Press Release

If you are already looking ahead to Norfolk's 2017 season, season tickets, group tickets, picnics and patios are currently available for the 2017 season. For pricing and additional information, visit the Harbor Park box office or call (757) 622-2222. 


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