The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today parking and traffic information and tips for fans attending the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, August 30, at 4:05 p.m. Pirates fans should be aware of traffic and parking challenges presented by the Pirates' 4:05 p.m. first pitch, which is the result of the game being selected for national telecast on FOX Sports 1, coupled with the University of Pittsburgh football game against the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens at Heinz Field beginning at noon.
Due to the concurrent events and limited parking, all parking in lots and garages on the North Shore will be closed to "cash" parkers for the Pirates game. All fans who do not have a pre-sold hang tag for the August 30 Pirates game will not be permitted to enter the North Shore. Beginning at 2 p.m., the City of Pittsburgh Police Department will permit entry to the North Shore only to fans displaying pre-sold parking passes. Those fans without a pre-sold parking pass are asked to use one of the many parking alternatives downtown, starting as low as $5.
The Pirates strongly encourage all fans to arrive as early as possible. The team recommends Pirates fans with pre-sold parking arrive on the North Shore before 3 p.m. as pre-sold parking in assigned lots and garages is limited. If an assigned lot is full, fans with pre-sold parking may have to park in an alternate North Shore location for this game. If that is the case, fans will be directed by Pittsburgh Police or Alco Parking attendants to the closest neighboring North Shore lot where their pre-sold tag will be honored.
Gates to PNC Park will open at 2:30 p.m. with pregame ceremonies scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m.
FOR DOWNTOWN :
Fans not holding pre-sold parking passes are encouraged to park in the Golden Triangle. Parking in the Golden Triangle is available for as low as $5 in the (9) Parking Authority Garages.
- First Avenue Garage ($5.00)
- Mellon Square Garage ($5.00)
- Third Avenue Garage ($5.00)
- Fifth Avenue Place Garage ($5.00)
- Oliver Garage ($5.00)
- Wood Street & Boulevard of the Allies Garage ($5.00)
- Smithfield Street & Liberty Avenue Garage ($5.00)
- Fort Duquesne & Sixth Street Garage ($7.00)
- Ninth Street & Penn Avenue Garage ($6.00)
Check for space availability via iPhone (ParkPGH); Mobile (m.parkpgh.org); SMS/Text and Voice (412-423-8980).
Fans can utilize the FREE "T" service offered by the Port Authority from the four Golden Triangle stations, as well as the Allegheny Station outside of Heinz Field, to the North Side Station just outside of PNC Park's Trib-Total Media Home Plate Gate.
Near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center ($5.00)
*Via the 10th Street Bypass
- Convention Center Garage - Access garage from 10th Street entrance and walk across the Clemente Bridge.
- 11th Street and Smallman Parking Lot - Enter from Smallman Street.
- Grant Street Transportation Center - Enter via Penn Avenue or 12th Street from the 10th Street bypass. Check for space availability via iPhone (ParkPGH); Mobile (m.parkpgh.org); SMS/Text and Voice (412-423-8980).
- South Hills "T" Lots (FREE)
o Park at the South Hills "T" lots for FREE and ride the "T" to the North Side Station just outside of PNC Park's Trib-Total Media Home Plate Gate.
- Station Square, Gateway Clipper Shuttle Boats
o The Gateway Clipper will take fans directly to PNC Park from this location. Children under turnstile height (30 inches) are free.
- River Avenue Lots
o From I-376, take I-279 (Ft Duquesne Bridge) northbound to Exit 1D (on right) to Chestnut Ramp (on right); then right on Chestnut Street and right at traffic signal.
o From North I-279, take Exit 2B to East Street and East Ohio Street eastbound to Chestnut Street southbound.
o From North Route 28, take River Avenue from 31st Street Bridge exit.
- Allegheny Center Garage
o From I-376, take I-279 (Ft Duquesne Bridge) northbound to Exit 1D (on right); then left to Madison; then left to East Ohio Street and enter at South Commons
o From North I-279, take Exit 2B to East Street; then right on East Ohio Street and enter at South Commons
o From North Route 28, exit to East Ohio Street and enter at South Commons
- Western Avenue and Fulton Avenue Lots
o These lots are located on the north side of the West End Bridge.
o Fans can ride the FREE "T" from the Allegheny Station to the North Side Station just outside of PNC Park's Trib-Total Media Home Plate Gate.