Changes Coming for PNC Park


The Pittsburgh Pirates are always improving PNC Park.  The team does a great job of listening to the fans and making changes that will impact the fan experience.  They don’t always make the changes we want, but our list is rather long.   In a few days, the Pirates will have all an official announcement on the changes made this offseason.  For now, you are left with our unofficial version.

Food:  The Pirates are always adding unique menu items.  They outdid themselves this season.  One of the first things changes is more meat.  Yeh, meat.  Sorry vegetarians, we love meat.

Look closely at the reflection in the picture at the top of the post.  Rather cool.

We know, it’s a great sandwich, but if you waited so long for it, can’t you wait to sit back down, too?

Signage When PNC Park was added behind home plate, it caught many diehards off base.  It appears the signage will be getting an update again this season.  The Pirates have experts managing the signage this season.  From the Pirates Partners twitter feed:

"Van Wagner will maintain and operate the home plate and first base rotational signage at PNC Park and make adjustments to maximize exposure for partners of the Pirates.Adjustments in-park include installation of a new, improved home plate signage machine and changes to the signage along the first base line that will showcase the capabilities of Van Wagner, while providing an upgrade for the Pirates and their advertisers at PNC Park"

The Poor, Forgotten for Years Kids Play Area has a sponsor.  Perhaps the broken down TV from 1992 will be replaced.  Maybe Highmark will have the vision to make this area remarkable so parents can enjoy beverages while the children burn their never ending energy supply.  Unfortunately, the Bucs website reads like all that might happen is a sign being put up?  God, that would suck.

"New for 2014, Highmark is now the presenting partner of two unique areas of PNC Park, including the Right Field Bleachers and the Kids Play Land area. Throughout the 2014 season, each time the Pirates hit a home run into the Right Field Bleachers, Highmark will make a $100 donation to a local non-profit organization.Highmark will also serve as the presenting partner of the kids’ area, located inside the Right Field Gate to PNC Park, which features a miniature PNC Park configuration as well as a multi-purpose play set."

Buc Night Returns

"“Buc Night” at PNC Park on Wednesday, April 2 when the Pirates host the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m. This long-time Pirates value-pricing tradition was revised in 2009 and is back for a sixth-straight year.Details for “Buc Night, presented by Sugardale” are as follows:There will be a limited number of ONE DOLLAR tickets to the game in select sections, while supplies last.There will be one dollar Sugardale hot dogs available at all PNC Park general concession stands"

We are praying for a Hot Dog Eating Contest during this game.

Greatest Pirates pitcher is….?

We haven’t seen any announcements about a new scoreboard, more pissers, better wifi, or Major League Baseballs largest craft beer selection.  Gotta think that’s coming soon though.  Stay tuned, Opening Day is just days away.