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Harbor Park

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1991–1993, Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum. I-264 at Bessie's Place
  • Harbor Park (Richard Guy Wilson)

Home to the minor-league Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park is a neotraditional baseball stadium designed by a nationally acclaimed Kansas City firm that specializes in large-scale facilities, including sporting arenas. The stadium is a smaller version of the firm's successful design for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, combining diapered brickwork with cast concrete ornament in a rhythmic arrangement of arches and piers. Beyond the grandly scaled entrance at the northwest corner, the field is oriented to give fans a sweeping view of the Elizabeth River beyond second base. For the players on the field, the city's skyline provides an impressive backdrop to the stands.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Harbor Park", [Norfolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 436-436.

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