Head Coach: Derek Shelton
Team Mascot: Pirate Parrot
Year Opened: 2001
City / State: Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Pirates vs Phillies
Rival Team: Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies and Pirates used to have a strong cross-state rivalry. However, things have cooled a bit between these two Keystone State rivals since the Pirates moved to the NL Central. While the rivalry may not be as heated as in the past, you’ll still be in for a good time when taking in a Phillies-Pirates game.
Pirates vs Cubs
Rival Team: Chicago Cubs
The rivalry between the Pirates and Cubs has heated up quite a bit in recent years. The two teams met in the 2015 Wild Card Game, and things have been tense between the two teams since Chris Coghlan injured Jung-Ho Kang. The Cubs are arguably the Pirates biggest rivals right now, so don’t miss it when the Cubs and Pirates square off at PNC Park.
Pirates vs Cardinals
Rival Team: St. Louis Cardinals
The Pirates and Cardinals have been battling it out for pennants for a long time, and the Buccos recent resurgence has brought new life to this rivalry. You’ll be in for a good matchup when the Cards are in town, so make sure to get tickets to a Pirates-Cardinals game.