PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a big day in the city of Pittsburgh as the Pirates will welcome fans back to PNC Park as the team plays their home game against the Chicago Cubs.
It’s been a tough few years at PNC Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed so many lives, including in the sports world.
Now that things are feeling more normal, exciting things are happening at PNC Park – with the aim of improving the fan experience.
Later in the afternoon, just before 4:15, the Pirates will take on the Cubs.
Fans are encouraged to park in the Golden Triangle in one of 8 different Pittsburgh Parking Authority parking garages.
PNC Park officials are also encouraging fans to download the MLB Ballpark app, which will allow you to check in, earn rewards and access exclusive content.
In addition, PNC Park is cashless. Reverse ATMs will be accessible in the park where you can convert cash in the form of a prepaid card.
As you enter the park, you’ll notice some new improvements made ahead of the 2022 season.
The stadium’s old matchday security building has been converted into The Bullpen – a meeting place for fans with drinks bars, seating, televisions and great views of the pitch.
More entertainment has been added for children on matchday, with the right-field play area featuring life-size bobbleheads, a pirate ship-shaped climber and more.
Stay tuned to KDKA for more updates on the Pirate Lair launch in our later newscasts.
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