In Game

The first thing you’ll notice about PNC Park is the view; looking towards the outfield you get a great backdrop of the city and the bridges across the Alleghany River.  It’s a truly magnificent view, and it feels like the city is right on top of you as the tall buildings fill the sky.  

The size of PNC Park also makes it an excellent place to take in a ball game. PNC Park is one of the smaller parks in Major League Baseball with a capacity 38,000, which helps create an intimate experience that puts you right on top of the field. Even the upper decks allow you to see all of the action clearly as well as out to the river where quite a few homers land each year.

Additionally, PNC Park offers fantastic service from its employees, the ushers will help you with just about anything possible, many seats in the first deck have a feature that allows you to be waited on by an usher and have them get your concessions for you and if you choose to get up and walk to the concourse yourself the lines are not as bad as at other major ballparks and move rather swiftly by comparison.  The prices of concessions are not as bad as many other parks across the league; most beers will only run you about $5 while other stadiums charge $9-11.  Hot Dogs will only run you $3 which is a huge advantage over many other stadiums, and you can get a signature sandwich for only $6.  Overall the concessions create a great amount of value for the fans at the game.

If you’re looking to walk away with a souvenir from the game, sitting in the first rows in the left field presents a great opportunity to do so.  The fence in left field is one of the lowest in baseball and is only 329 ft down the line so a hard line drive can quickly turn into a homer.  If the Pirates take one out of the park get ready for a great fireworks display in the outfield.

Things to check out

Budweiser Bowtie Bar

The Budweiser Bowtie Bar is located in the right field corner, and if you get there early enough, you can grab a bar stool with a view of the game. If you want to have a beer with the game, there is no better place to do so than the Budweiser Bowtie Bar.

Highmark Legacy Square

Inside the left field entrance is the Highmark Legacy Square, an interactive exhibit that honors the Negro Leagues. There are videos for fans to watch, statues to see, and it is free to anyone to visit!

Kids Play Area

If you’re bringing the kids to the game, make sure to stop by the kids play area before the game. Located in center field, the play area is the perfect place for kids to work out all of their extra energy before the game.

Retired Numbers and Pennants

Located along the upper deck, are the Pirates retired numbers and pennants. Take a minute to remember the greatest players and teams in Pirates history by taking in the retired numbers and pennants during your trip to PNC Park.

View of Downtown

PNC Park offers a breathtaking view of downtown Pittsburgh. Pretty much no matter where you’re sitting in the park, you’ll have an excellent view of Pittsburgh during your trip to PNC Park.

Pirates Quiz

During the middle of the fourth inning, a fan is quizzed on their Pirates knowledge with the chance to win $150 or whatever is in The Mystery Box. Stay tuned during the middle of the fourth inning to see how much your fellow fans know.

Pirates Q&A

In the fourth and fifth innings, the Pirates players are all asked the same question, and their responses are shown on the video scoreboard, usually accompanied with laughs from the fans. See what your favorite players know and don't’ know during the Pirates Q&A.

The Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race

Started in 1999, this tradition takes place during the sixth inning and features Jalapeno Hannah, Sauerkraut Saul, Cheese Chester, and the Incredible Oliver Onion racing around a track dressed as pierogies. Don’t miss the Great Pittsburgh Pierogi Race as its one of the most unforgettable parts of any Pirates game.

Jolly Roger Flag

After Pirates victories, announcer Greg Brown’s signature battle cry “Raise the Jolly Roger!” can be heard throughout the stadium as the flag raises in center field.

Pirate Parrot

The lovable Pirates mascot can be seen throughout the game entertaining the crowd. Fans, especially kids, love Pirate Parrot, so keep an eye out for him during the game.

Fight Songs

  1. Raise the Jolly Roger

    This popular battle cry is chanted by Pirates fans following Pittsburgh victories.

    It’s time to go, we always know that black and gold won’t fail us. Rolling hills and rivers three, to victory they lead us!

    Time to make some history, our city made of steel. Pirates love is what we have and this is what we cheer!

    Raise the Jolly Roger! Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger!

    We are three rivers strong, and it’s time you sing along… Raise it!

    Raise it! Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger!

    We are three rivers strong, and it’s time you sing along…

    that grandstands and the waving hands, pierogies and the parrot! Pirates fans they love their ale and very rarely share it!

    It’s time to make some history, our city made of steel! Pirate love is what we have and this is what we cheer!!

    Raise it! Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!)

    We are three rivers strong, and yinz can sing along!

    Raise it! Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!) Raise the Jolly Roger! (Raise it!)

  2. Bucco Fever

    Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs!

    The battlin’ Bucs are back and they’re on the attack! They’re playing so fine and we’re losing our mind.

    ‘Cutch in center field batting. 325 and Pedro’s at the plate hittin’ homers all night. Now the North Shore has been buzzin’ since the Bucco’s came to play.

    So raise it cause we’re winnin’ tonight. The Pirates got the pennant in sight. And we know that our Bucs are gonna win.

    A.J.’s on the mound and he strikes out the side, Liriano’s breaking ball, gets the shark tank to rise

    Clemente, Stargell, Mazeroski Makin’ them proud, Neil walker hits a RBI and the fans get so loud.

    Now raise that Jolly Roger! ‘Cause the Buccos came to play, oh yeah!

    So raise it cause we’re winnin’ tonight. The Pirates got the pennant in sight. And we know that our Bucs are gonna win.

    Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs! Let’s go Bucs!

    So raise it cause we’re winnin’ tonight. The Pirates got the series in sight. And we know that our Bucs are gonna win.

    The Buccos gonna win! our Bucs are gonna win! The Bucs are gonna win!

  3. Let’s Go Bucs

    Take me out to where the Pirates play

    Catch the sights, cheer the plays, feel the glory of yesterday

    Centerfield, grand slams, fans and Cracker Jack

    Crowd cheers, I don’t care if I ever get back

    I listen to the game with my radio on

    Clap along to the rhythm of a Bucco song

    Two aboard, full count with nobody out

    Stomp your feet, line drive everybody shout Root, root, root for our home team

    A new Pirate generation everybody shout, “Let’s Go Bucs!”

    With every slide there’ll be Pittsburgh pride

    At the ol’ ball game everybody shout, Let’s Go Bucs!

    Cross the bridge, through the gate to the field of green

    Young and old stories told from your childhood dream

    Pops, Wagner, Traynor, Maz, and heroes yet to be named

    Great catch, clutch hits like Clemente played

    I listen to the game with my radio on

    Clap along to the rhythm of a Bucco song

    Two aboard, full count with nobody out

    Stomp your feet, line drive everybody shout

    Root, root, root for our home team

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