The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the team’s pre-Opening Day workout at PNC Park on Wednesday, April 4 will be open to the public, free of charge. Fans are invited to observe the workout starting at 3 p.m. as the Legacy Square Gates (located in left field off General Robinson Street) will open to the general public beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The Pirates are scheduled to be on the field from 3 to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Sections one to 138 will be accessible for fans to view the home team’s batting practice and fielding drills. The Pirates’ concession partner Aramark will open select concession areas 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.”
Parking around the stadium will be priced at non-game day event rates. Fans parked downtown are encouraged to take the free “T” service to the North Side Station.
The Pirates 2012 regular season home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 1:35 p.m. as they host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series. Tickets for the weekend series, including Saturday’s Zambelli Fireworks Night, are still available at pirates.com or by calling 1-877-893-2827.
Media requesting additional information should contact Pirates Coordinator of Business Communications and Social Media Terry Rodgers at (412) 325-4782.