New HeadWaters Resort Teams With Norfolk Tides For Teacher Appreciation Night

Posted on September 21, 2021

HeadWaters Resort & Casino has yet to open, but the upcoming casino-gambling destination is already proving to be a good neighbor.

The future Virginia casino in Norfolk has stepped up to the plate to sponsor Teacher Appreciation Night in partnership with the Norfolk Tides.

Earlier this year, HeadWaters Resort and the Tides also announced a partnership of their own.

Now, Teacher Appreciation Night is slated for Friday, Oct. 1, at Harbor Park. The Tides, the Triple-A minor league affiliate of MLB’s Baltimore Orioles, host the Durham Bulls at 7:05 p.m. in the opening game of their 2021 regular season’s final series.

Free Tides tix from HeadWaters Resort

HeadWaters Resort & Casino is offering free tickets to teachers and their families for the Oct. 1 home game.

Act quickly, though. After all, the deadline to request tickets is this Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.

You can pick up your tickers beginning Monday, Sept. 27 to Wednesday, Sept. 29 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Norfolk Tides Box Office. (Note: Ticket pick-up is not available on the day of the game.)

Parking is $6 per car, and handicap parking is available in the A/B lots (on a first-come, first-served basis).

You can request tickets via the casino’s online form.

As a casino rep stated:

“As the headline sponsor this season, HeadWaters has many tickets available for teachers and their families to express our appreciation for all they have had to endure throughout the pandemic and daily.”

Progress continues on Norfolk casino

Even before Virginia formally legalized casino gambling, the City of Norfolk chose the Virginia-based Pamunkey Indian Tribe as its preferred casino partner.

Norfolk residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the $500 million project, which will be located on a 13.4-acre area on the banks of the Elizabeth River. It’s the latest addition to the popular and revitalized Waterside District in Norfolk. Officials have the casino slated for a 2023 opening.

We also now know a little bit more about the pending ground-breaking and the eventual resort. The Pamunkeys recently announced the selection of its construction management team:

  • W.M. Jordan Co. (Newport News, VA)
  • Suffolk (Boston, MA)

As Pamunkey Chief Robert Gray, who’s working with Tennessee billionaire Jon Yarbrough on the project, stated:

“This construction team will bring this project to life, one nail at a time. They are known for the quality of their work, and I have confidence they can deliver a magnificent project on schedule. Just as important as their commitment to quality work, they are equally committed to providing opportunities for small and minority-owned subcontractors and suppliers to play a significant role in this project.”

HeadWaters Resort will be located near Harbor Park, a 12,000-seat stadium that opened in 1993. They’ll both be key fixtures of the Waterside District, which has brought popular dining and entertainment options to Norfolk.

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