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Pirates to open gates an hour early for season ticket holders

Pirates to open gates an hour early for season ticket holders

The Pirates today announced the gates at PNC Park will now open 30 minutes earlier for all season ticket holders prior to Monday through Saturday night games. Season ticket holders will be able to catch the Pirates batting practice, allowing entrance at 4:35 PM for 7:05 PM games. The season ticket holders will now have access to the ballpark for an hour before the general public.

The fan friendly decision was decided after surveying current season ticket holders, who had the desire to view Pirates batting practice. The Pirates said the organization decided to make the change and wanted to enhance the overall experience for their loyal season ticket holders.

“This decision was made as a response to the feedback we received from our season ticket holders,” said Pirates President Frank Coonelly. “Our fans provide outstanding feedback and we agreed that season ticket holders who support the club all season long deserve the special opportunity to watch Pirates batting practice. This speci...

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