It’s only the fifth home for the the over 100 year-old Pittsburgh Pirates, but it looks like PNC Park is here to stay.
Since its grand introduction in 2001, PNC Park has been a staple in Major League Baseball history. This classic-style park holds 38,496 and pays homage to timeless ballparks like Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Forbes Field. With retro styling and modern amenities, PNC Park perfectly blends what baseball fans love about old and new parks. PNC Park is just a great all-around ballpark that will continue to thrill Pirate ticket holders and baseball enthusiasts for years to come.
While PNC Park certainly salutes the great parks that have paved the way for its construction, it has some unique features of its own too. This riverfront facility boasts a natural grass playing field, steel trusswork, and rhythmic archways. Seated right along the beautiful Allegheny River, the park is truly a unique area for visitors to enjoy. The scenic water and skyline views the perfect backdrop to a magical night taking in a baseball game. The pedestrian and riverboat access are convenient, while also adding a vibrant aura of excitement in the air.
While it’s known for being the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park has hosted a number of other monumental events. Rock and roll royalty like Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, and Pearl Jam have all performed there. The 2006 MLB All-Star Game was held at PNC Park as well. This stadium has also been used a number of times as a facility for hosting evacuation and response drills, which would be used in the event of an emergency.
Getting There and Getting In
Parking & Directions
Always make sure that parking and travel plans are made in advance. There are many ways to reach the stadium, depending on the starting point. The PNC Park website has detailed instructions that will help drivers to find the quickest route. Many commuters find that driving into the city and then taking public transportation to the stadium is easier than trying to find parking nearby. In the long run, this usually ends up saving money and time that would have been spent waiting to find a space in a garage near the park.
Worth mentioning is the new FREE Light Rail Transit, or “T” as it is called locally, which makes commuting to and from the park much easier. Guests can simply park at the First Avenue Garage, or one of the other many garages in the area, and then simply hop on the T, which takes fans directly to the park. There are also stops for people who prefer to park west of Allegheny Ave. Visitors to the area who are still unsure how to proceed would be advices to check the PNC Park website, or contact a representative by phone.