PNC - best seat in all of baseball. I have spent many sunny afternoons at what I once thought was baseball's crown jewel - Wrigley Field. As a purist, Wrigley Field strikes a certain chord in the heart of a baseball fan that just feels right. But, if I was told tomorrow that the Cubs were going to tear down Wrigley Field and build an exact replica of PNC Park on Northerly Island (downtown), I would ask to lead the wrecking crew! There is no better venue in all of baseball. I have been to Turner, the Jake, Citizen's Bank, Camden Yard, Yankee Stadium, to name just a few, and none of them hold a candle to PNC. Spectacular views, fan-tastic food, and seats so close to the action you might want to wear your cup! Park downtown and take a walk across the Clemente Bridge. This park looks good, feels good, plays good and should at some point be the destination of all baseball fans.
It's no 3 Rivers...Thanks be to the Baseball Gods!.
I've been to Wrigley (great experience - SMALL seats)-and "The Jake" (very stadium-like)-Oriole Park (excellent-almost as good) and a few others. PNC beats them all! Parking can be challenging (especially on Bobble-Head or Fireworks nights) so park in town for $5 and walk across Roberto's bridge - enjoy the street vendors, have a beer and a slice at Vincent's (but save room!) Concessions are pricey (compared to the $1 menu at McDonald's) though, on the whole, are much less than I have found at other Parks. Like other "newer" Parks the variety ROCKS - there's a Food Court themed on Willie 'Pops' Stargell on the left field side. Primanti Brothers, Benkovitz Fish, Quaker Steak & Lube grace you on the Right field side. There are so many Vendor's on the concourses that lines are RARELY an issue. Hebrew National foot long hot dogs (the best anywhere-really-none come close) are available everywhere.
They have great Pirates' Stores & Kiosks for anything Bucs.
The Pittsburgh Ball Club levels offer padded seats (outside), higher end concessions, Bars & Buffets, Billiards, memorabilia and very comfortable air conditioned seating (inside).
But...If you're looking for a TRULY SPECIAL experience-suck it up and buy a ticket for the Home Plate Club! Dinner at one of the best Buffets I've ever seen and someone to bring you all the Soda-Popcorn-Hot Dogs-Pretzels-Nachos-Candy-etc. that you can eat; RIGHT TO YOUR SEAT!!! They do everything but go to the restroom for you. And it's included in your ticket price...Which is steep (around $130) But it's worth every penny. The seats will put you CLOSER to professional baseball than almost anywhere else in the world. You can actually hear the "woosh" of the baseball. And a foul tip offers another special experience (evil giggle)!
Do yourself a favor and come to Pittsburgh - it really is a great city and PNC Park is truly a Jewel in the Three Rivers' Crown!!!!
Wow, What A View!. I love baseball, it's my favorite sport. Anytime I travel to a new city I always check out their ballpark. I went to one of the last games of the season last year at PNC Park. It happened to be on a fireworks night. I don't really care all that much for fireworks, but when they turned out the stadium lights it looked like the whole city moved into the stadium with us. It was magical. If you find yourself anywhere near the "Burgh" during baseball season, you owe it to yourself to see a game at PNC. For parking either park downtown and walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Or park at Station Square and take the boat over to the park.
Every seat is a good one in the Pirates' small, intimate downtown home..
Gone is the concrete shell and plastic playing surface of Three Rivers Stadium. Now, blue steel and block limestone surrounding a natural grass field cut a stunning figure on the North Shore. The Pirates have smartly shunned quantity (just over 38,000 seats) for quality, with a unique two-tier setup that puts even the final-row fan just 88 feet away from the action. For the highlights reel, the Allegheny River is reachable for a left-handed hitter who can yank a 480-foot homer over the right-field wall. Three Pirate statues guard the perimeter: Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell.
Throughout the Pirates' more than 100-year history, Pittsburgh fans have been among the most loyal. Pack those fans into one of the smallest, most intimate parks in the big leagues, and you've got one of the best baseball experiences in America.
Amazing View. I had the luxury of going to one game when I was at grad school in the area. The view from the park is amazing! I've been to a few other parks and this one has them beat on view and seating. The only downfall is that the parking is dreadfully expensive. You can pay more to park than to buy a ticket.
Great place to hang out. This park is the best in AMERICA! Ive been to many parks and this beat em' all. Its already 5 yrs old but it looks like it was built yesterday. The skyline is awesome and thisi s the reason to come to Pittsburgh. Go to Buccaroos, Very cheap food!
Best in Baseball. A beautiful skyline and the friendliest people I've ever met! Going to PNC Park was the best baseball experience I have ever had!
One of the best. Visited over the weekend. Perfect baseball experience! We started by parking for $5! and then walked over the bridge to the game. We had a great lunch outside the park before going inside. Once inside we were amazed by the views of the field and the city. The park was easy to get around with an appropriate amount of vendors (no long lines, even though the game was a sellout!)
PNC Park is Great. I saw a game there in May of 2002, and I have to say that it is a phenomenal ballpark. It was comfortable, clean and beautiful. The views of not only the field, but also the city's skyline are breathtaking. And did I mention the badass perogie races?
The Fabulous PNC PARK. I've been to PNC PARK twice now and even though the Bucs lost both games, just being at the park was worth the trip. On a scale from one to ten I would rate it a ten because of it's riverfront setting and it's features. I love the city of Pittsburgh and was sorta disappointed when Three Rivers Stadium went down, but this new park is even better. I especially love the fireworks when the bucs hit a homer and the steaming PEPSI bottle in right field on the grandstand. A great park for a great team!!!
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