PNC Park is a baseball park in Pittsburgh. It is home park of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. Its location along the shore of the Allegheny River takes advantage of scenic vistas of the downtown skyline and riverfront. PNC Park has a seating capacity of 38,747 people for baseball, but has hosted other events, including the 2006 MLB All-Star Game and numerous concerts.

Plans to build a new stadium for the Pirates originated in 1991 but did not come to fruition for five years. Funded in conjunction with Acrisure Stadium and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the park was built for $216 million in 24 months, faster than most modern stadiums.

Built in the “retro-classic” style modelled after past venues like Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, PNC Park also introduced unique features, such as the use of limestone in the building’s facade. PNC Park opened in spring 2001 with the first official game played on April 9th, 2001, against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Pittsburgh International Airport

How to Get to Pittsburgh

The nearest airport to PNC Park is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) which is approximately 17 miles away. British Airways offer direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) with a flight time of approximately 8 hours and 15 minutes. Several other airline options are available with a layover.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from the PNC Park, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Fans coming to PNC Park can take advantage of the FREE Port Authority “T” service. The “T” provides easy access to downtown for those fans staying in the area. Get off at either the Wood Street or Gateway Center station and walk across the Andy Warhol Bridge to PNC Park.

There are two rideshare pick-up/drop-off locations on the North Shore during Pirates games. One location is along Isabelle Street east of PNC Park. The other location is west of PNC Park along the eastbound section of Reedsdale between the Gold 1 slip ramp and the Gold 1 Garage HOV exit.

Staying in Pittsburgh

PNC Park is located in the North Shore neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

Some of the closest hotels include Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (0.3 miles from PNC Park), Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore (0.1 miles from PNC Park), The Priory Hotel (0.5 miles from PNC Park), Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown (0.5 miles from PNC Park), Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown (0.6 miles from PNC Park).

Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets

The Pittsburgh Pirates sell their tickets via and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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