It may not be ‘Harbor Park’ much longer 

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 10:37:51-05

Norfolk, Va.- We've already seen big changes for the Norfolk Tides this offseason. A completely new look - with new colors, a new logo, even a new mascot - will welcome fans this season.

"It's going to be a different look when they come in the ballpark," says Joe Gregory, the Tides General Manager.

And that may not be the last of the changes fans will be seeing.

The city of Norfolk is looking into a title sponsor that could buy the rights to change the name.

"When Harbor Park first opened there were companies that were very interested and at that time the city made the determination that they didn’t want a title sponsor on the ballpark," says John Rhamstine, the Director of SevenVenues. "And so here we are however many years later taking a fresh look at that."

Harbor Park and the Tides logo have both been the same since 1993, but 23 years later it looks like both may be in for a transformation.

"It's just a timing thing the way downtown is developing, I think you’ve also got a new administration in the city, so its just a different era," says Rhamstine.

A new name could also bring new money to Norfolk.

"We are always looking for new ways to generate new revenue," says Rhamstine.

The name change could take up to six months and is entirely up to the city's discretion. The Norfolk Tides have nothing to do with any name change but will still call this stadium home.