The Pittsburgh Pirates, whom last year clinched their first winning season & playoff berth since 1992 will continue their popular post-game concert series at PNC Park with 3 dates of national headliners following Saturday games vs NL Central opponents in 2014. Each concert is free with admission to that date’s game.
June 7th will feature pop-rock band the Goo Goo Dolls after the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 4:05. The multi-platinum band is best known for their hits “Iris”, “Name”, and “Broadway”. The game marks one of the least expensive opportunities to grab Goo Goo Dolls tour tickets with the cheapest tickets costing just $21. This is by far the cheapest game of the concert series, averaging $164.
Gavin DeGraw. The NY based singer-songwriter best known for his hits “I Don’t Want To Be” and “Not Over You”. The 2x platinum artist will take the stage following the August 30th game vs Cincinnati. Average ticket price is $238. Once again, it’s a good chance to snag inexpensive Gavin DeGraw tickets, with the cheapest seat in the house going for $24.
Wrapping up the 2014 series will be Lynyrd Skynyrd. Still going strong despite a tragic plane crash in 1977, Skynyrd (aka the pioneers of southern rock) will bring their 3-guitar country-infused monster anthems “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird” to the ballpark on September 13th following the Pirates duel with the Chicago Cubs. The game averages $216 on the secondary market, with a minimum price of $21.
The 3-game set averages $207, which is 40% above the Pittsburgh Pirates tickets home average of $147. Last year’s concert series featured Third Eye Blind, Neon Trees, Kool & The Gang, and Blues Traveler. The 2013 series averaged $80 per ticket, 82% above the 2013 home average of $44. The $67 increase in home average from last season to this one is notable, as fans have much higher expectations of Clint Hurdle’s squad heading into 2014.