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Virginian-Pilot Picnic Area Benefits

Comfortable picnic tables to accommodate your delicious meal

Area is available for pre-game and in-game picnics for groups of 50 to 350

If your group size is 350 people, you can reserve the area EXCLUSIVELY for one of two seatings

Group name will appear on the message center during the game

Group name will be heard on the Tides game broadcast on ESPN Radio 94.1 FM

There are two seatings for the Virginian-Pilot Picnic Area. The Pre-Game Picnics begin 1 1/2 hours prior to game time and end right as the game begins. In-Game Picnics begin 15 minutes after the scheduled game time and run for 1 1/2 hours.

If your group size is 350 people, you will have the picnic area exclusively for one of the seatings (Total ticket balance must be paid as a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit in advance to schedule and exclusive picnic). Otherwise, due to the Virginian-Pilot Picnic Area's high demand, on most dates, we will have several groups enjoying picnics during each seating. Seating is "open-seating", and there are no designated areas for individual groups. Only two different menu choices are allowed during a picnic, so there is a chance your menu may be based on another group's menu selection. For more information on reserving a picnic, please contact the Tides Group Sales Department at 757-622-2222 Ext. 107 or 171.



How to set up your picnic

  • Contact the Tides. Contact the Group Sales Office at 622-2222 (ext. 103, 116, 107, 171) to confirm an open date for your group. Two (2) weeks notice is required to schedule your picnic.
  • Save the Date. A non-refundable/nontransferable deposit of $3.00 per ticket is due within 72 hours of placing your reservation. Cash, checks, MasterCard, VISA and Discover are accepted. Deposits will apply to final balance.
  • Confirm Your Tickets. Call us with your final count ten (10) days prior to your game date. Tickets will not be added once final count has been processed. Please note you must observe the 50 person minimum and 350 person maximum. Special Picnic Tickets are required to access the picnic area. No extra guests will be allowed into the area without one of these tickets.
  • Pick Up Your Tickets. Tickets will be available for pick up at Harbor Park. Final payment is due when you pick up your tickets. Pick up and payment are expected seven (7) days prior to your game.


Group Postponement Information:
In the event that your date is postponed, we will attempt to work with you to reschedule your group outing to another date. Please note that you are required to hold on to all of your tickets, as they will need to be returned when your group reschedules. If no satisfactory group date is available, your rainchecks will be honored for any remaining non-restricted regular season home game during the season. The Tides are unable to give cash refunds.

Stadium Parking Information:
The city of Norfolk charges $6.00 per vehicle for home games at Harbor Park. The city of Norfolk reserves the right raise the price that any time. Season-long parking passes can be purchased by calling 757-622-2222.