The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday that the Pirates April 4 workout, the day prior to Opening Day at PNC Park, will be open to the public to watch free of charge.
The workout starts at 3:00 p.m., and fans can enter through the Legacy Square Gates (located in left field off General Robinson Street). It will be open to the general public beginning at 2:30.
Weather permitting, the Pirates will be on the fields from 3 to 5:00. Sections one to 138 will be accessible for fans to view the home team’s batting practice and fielding drills. The Pirates’ will also have the concession areas open for the event in sections 135 and 123.
“There is a lot of excitement from our fans for the Pirates baseball season to begin,” said Frank Coonelly, Pirates President. “We wanted to give them a unique opportunity to welcome the team back to Pittsburgh one full day before Opening Day.”
The Pirates 2012 regular season home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 1:35 p.m. The bucs will host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series.