Tag: PNC Park

Gajtka: Numbers Say Pirates Fans Aren’t Dead, Just Hibernating

The numbers beggared belief, but they were real. According to reporting by Maury Brown of Forbes.com, of the 29 Major League Baseball franchises, the Pirates attracted...

Pirates: Security Shouldn’t Have Asked Fan To Remove Anti-Nutting Shirt

PITTSBURGH -- Friday night was full of feel-good moments for Pirates fans in attendance at PNC Park. At least, it was for most of...

Pirates Making Noise with Home Field Advantage

The Pirates’ playoff run seems to be all Pittsburghers are talking about. And when they talk with someone who has been down to PNC Park for either of the first two postseason games, the first question is usually the same: Is it really as loud as everyone is saying it is? Ask the national writers […]
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How PNC Park Can Change In October

In television reporting classes, they teach you to never start your story with video of a building. Buildings don’t move. Buildings don’t have feelings. People empathize with other people, not with buildings. Ballparks are not other buildings. People romanticize about their ballparks and some cry when they are torn down. We as baseball fans love […]
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Pittsburgh as Baseball Town: How the 2013 Pirates Brought Back the...

In the closing seasons of the losing streak, it became true for people to say “the Pirates have not won in a generation.” Years became decades, and soon young people who never knew anything but losing baseball in Pittsburgh were going off to college or starting families. Born in 1992, I am that generation. Tuesday […]
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Frank Coonelly: Pirates Plan Payroll Increase, Ticket “Price Adjustments”

The Pirates plan to increase their Major League payroll next season, team president Frank Coonelly told Pirates Prospects. The team has raised overall salary for its MLB players by about $9 million per year each of the last three years, according to a “strategic plan” for payroll Coonelly discussed in a one-on-one interview. “Our plans […]
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Pirates Notebook: Taking San Francisco’s Championship Atmosphere Home

SAN FRANCISCO — As the Pirates went in front of the sold-out home of the defending World Champions to grab a five-run victory, the thermometer ended on a temperature closer to 50 degrees than 70. No, it’s not October. It’s just August at AT&T Park. This park in San Francisco has hosted 230 consecutive sellouts and […]
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