Inside the Left Field Gate entrance, you'll find Highmark Legacy Square, which is an interactive exhibit honoring the Negro Leagues and it's players. The Left Field Rotunda gives a great view of the field and is covered in tapestries showing old Pirates baseball cards so really try to check it out, either before or even during the game.
For children 5-10 years, there's a Kids Play Land at the Right Field Gate and there's also a Kids Fun Zone on Federal Street from 11am-11pm every Sunday game for fans 14 and under that's well worth checking out.
PNC is one of the smallest of the newer stadiums, with only 2 decks instead of 3, with most being on the lower deck. What does this mean for you? Great sight lines in almost any seat. It has a very intimate feel with open-air concourses which means you don't have to miss the game while you wait at any of the concession stands. The upper deck seats are pretty inexpensive, and offer one of the most spectacular views around. One of the only complaints is that some of the seats can be a bit narrow particularly on the lower level.
Section 146 and 147 are All You Can Eat Seats, and offers standard ballpark fare, with a stand on the Riverwalk dedicated just to those with a ticket ($35 in advance, $40 day of). Beverages will cost you extra.
Food and Drink:
There's a pretty decent selection of concessions inside. There's a food court near Section 110 that specializes in local specialties, including Primanti Bros, which serves up great sandwiches on a sourdough roll, and Quaker Steak and Lube which has some great wings. You can also find Beers of the Burgh there for some local brew, like Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale on draft. There are also some Beers of the World stands throughout, for some good imports. Also stop by Riverwalk and grab a pork sandwich at Manny's BBQ where you might find former catcher Manny Sanguillen signing autographs.
On the Main Level, Left Field side, you'll find a few unique stands like Pop's Potato Patch and Pop-a-Duke's Gyros.
The Hall of Fame Club is a sit-down restaurant in center field and open to all ticket holders. It's not much more expensive than other concessions, and offers slightly more upscale food and a full service bar. There's an outdoor patio overlooking the field too.
Near the Kids Play Land at Bucaroos, you'll find some slightly cheaper concessions, so check it out if you're nearby.
As is with most parks, the food options on the club level are excellent and you can get a variety of items from a Veggie Salad at PBC Grill to a Chicken Bruschetta Wrap at Score Amore.
Veggie Burgers can be found at the Federal Street Grilles at Sections 127 and 133.
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The Ballpark and Neighborhood:
Built right on the Allegheny River, PNC park offers stunning views of downtown Pittsburgh and the Roberto Clemente Bridge, which is closed to vehicular traffic on game days, making it a pedestrian friendly ballpark. Behind the ballpark is River Walk, a waterfront promenade with concessions. Along Federal Street across from the park and on North Shore Drive you'll find a string of new bars and restaurants you can check out before or after the game. There's also Allegheny Landing nearby as well as Roberto Clemente Memorial Park, both great outdoor spaces to check out when the weather is nice.
If you park downtown on the other side of the river, there's some great restaurants there too, so be sure to look for our food and drink icons on the "Before & After the Game" map.
PNC Park tickets are some of the cheapest around, and you can often get them the day of right at the box office for cheaper than if you buy them online. Since games rarely sell out, you can even try buying the $9 tickets and moving up to a better section that's not completely full if you just play it cool. You can get luxury suite tickets for much less than what it would cost you at other stadiums, so if club tickets are available, this would be the place to get some, with tickets starting at only $47. Check out vividseats.com too for buying if you would rather buy in advance.
There are a lot of different lots around the stadium, as the Steelers' Heinz Field is also nearby. If you're coming from the east, south, or west, parking downtown and crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge would be your best bet. There are many parking lots downtown that are as cheap as $5. (like the Ft Duquesne and 6th Street Garage) As for parking in a north lot, Gold Lot 1 and 2 (off General Robinson and Tony Dorsett Dr) are usually only $10, as is the Allegheny Center Garage off South Commons.
The InterPark Stanwix Garage downtown is usually between $10-$22 and you can book a spot online. You'll have to walk over the bridge once you park. Look for its parking icon on our map, and it will take you to a link through our affiliate ParkWhiz.
You can also check http://m.parkpgh.org for real time updates on garages downtown. The site will tell you how many spots are left and what the price is for that specific time.
The T is a pretty convenient way to get to the game if you are coming from the South Hills. Get off at either Wood Street or Gateway Center Station. Bus routes 14 Ohio Valley and 18 Manchester also stop near the Park. For more info on schedules and routes visit the Port Authority of Allegheny HERE.
One of the best ways to get to PNC Park though is by water limo. They originate at The Lockwall One Marina at The Cork Factory (23rd Street and the River) and with free parking there, reservations are highly recommended. You get a free ride when you book your game tickets through their website. Visit HERE or call 412-221-5466 for more detailed information.
Be sure to also check out our "Info Inside the Stadium"" section for some great suggestions once inside the park.
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