First Visit to PNC Park

PNC Park has been the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates since opening day in 2001. Seating 38,362 fans, PNC Park is a small, intimate stadium by Major League Baseball standards. Nonetheless, baseball fans will love attending a Pirates home game. See detailed information about seating areas by reading through Continue below for additional tips on enjoying your first visit to PNC Park.

All You Can Eat Seats
If your idea of a good time at a ball game involves large quantities of food then the all you can eat seats at PNC Park are a fantastic value. Unfortunately for some fans, beer is not included and must be purchased separately.

Watch Batting Practice
As with most Major League ballparks, the Pirates take batting practice before the visiting team when they play at PNC Park. As a result, fans who want to watch the home team during batting practice should arrive as early as possible. Batting practice generally begins two hours before most games and fans are allowed into the Riverwalk at least two hours before every home game.

Food at PNC Park
PNC Park has a unique array of vendors operating concessions stands on all levels of the ballpark. Some notable concessions include: General Robinson Grill, Federal Street Grille, Manny’s Barbeque, Nakama (Asian), Papa Duke’s, Smorgasburgh and Soft Serve Express. Picky fans can choose from sushi, burgers, pulled pork, ice cream, pizza, nachos and steaks as well as traditional ballpark fare during their time at the Pirates game.

Pirates Hall of Fame Club
Accommodating about 250 guests at a time, the Pirates Hall of Fame Club is a novel entertainment area where you can enjoy drinks, casual dining, and a view from left center field. Try to get a seat in the patio area that is spread out over 1,000 square feet. The bar itself can accommodate about 100 people at a time and there are two 52’ HD screens that will allow you to catch the game on live TV.

Buy a Souvenir From the Memorabilia Store
Located in section 125, the Pirates Memorabilia Store sells signed baseballs, broken player bats, jerseys, t-shirts and even professionally taken photographs of your favorite Pirates ballplayers.

Parking and Tailgating
Since PNC park is just a five minute walk away from Clemente Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh, many fans simply park their cars in the downtown area and walk to the park. If you happen to be coming in from the north side of the stadium, North Shore parking will be your best bet. Tailgating is not allowed in the parking lots that are owned and operated by PNC Park.

See the PNC Park seating chart or general information about the Pittsburgh Pirates seating chart.