PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
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Walk around gorgeous PNC Park in Pittsburgh and you will frequently see logos proclaiming it to be “The Best Ballpark in America”. And while the statement may get an argument from some, it certainly isn’t laughable.
PNC is one of those rare ballparks that gets just about everything right. It has a small capacity. It is easy to arrive at via car or public transportation. Its seats are the perfect color. There are almost no obstructed views. And it has a breathtaking view, of a river, a bridge, and a city all blended into a picture-perfect backdrop.
Like Camden Yards, PNC Park was built respecting the past and leading the future. It is placed in one city block, in the heart of Pittsburgh on the North Shore. People can be seen walking from every direction to attend a Pirates game. The seats are comfortable, and this is truly a place where there a few if any bad seats to be had. There’s all of the restaurants, suites and fancy food items that most ballparks offer these days, but they are a touch more affordable here.
PNC Park has dark blue seats modeled after Forbes Field, and statues of Pirates greats at each gate—Honus Wagner at home, Willie Stargell at Left Field, Roberto Clemente at Center Field, and the newly added Bill Mazeroski in home run pose at the Right Field Entrance. For a team that hasn’t had a winning season in almost 20 years, it’s easy to forget what an impressive history the Pirates have.
In fact all PNC Park is missing is a winning team. Some frustrated locals blame the beautiful ballpark for the lack of incentive of ownership to improve the club. Perhaps they have a point, although the Bucs have not had a winning season since 1992, following the departure of stars like Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla. They still yet to finish over .500 at PNC.
Imagine how rocking this ballpark would be with a successful Pirates team on the field. Who knows? The Pirates started to look like they were turning things around in 2011 for a while.
In the meantime, enjoy PNC Park while tickets are cheap and easy to get. Ballpark E-Guides is here to help.
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The Baseball Geek at PNC Park: I've seen three games at PNC Park, and there was a little weirdness at each one. I've shared the stories here.
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