PNC Park Tours Guide
Located on the North Shore along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PNC Park is a baseball park, serving as home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's major league baseball franchise. It also provides the third-lowest average ticket prices of any MLB stadium.
The perfect blend of modern amenities and old-time character, the ballpark features a natural grass playing field, two-tiered seating, a riverside concourse, steel truss work, an extensive out-of-town scoreboard and many local eateries. The PNC Park is considered to be one of the best ballparks in the United States.
Want to have a deep look into the 38,000-seat facility with its classic view of the city's picturesque skyline? PNC Park tours will give you such an opportunity to enhance your ballpark experience.
PNC Park offers public tours within the ballpark during a span of time each year. This is a walking tour (about 1.5 miles), combining baseball facts and Pirates fun. During the tour, you may explore many attractions including the Pirates Dugout & Warning Track, Tour Theater & Museum, Highmark Legacy Square, Batting Cages, Pittsburgh Baseball Club Level, Press Box and the Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club.
The tour season in 2011 runs from April 11 to September 23. However, no tours are provided on holidays and Sundays or when there are afternoon games and special events. Tours are available on Saturdays during that time, including May 21, June 4 and 25, July 9, August 20 and September 10 in 2011 (when there are no games). The detailed tour hours are listed below.
- 10am, 12pm & 2pm on days from Monday to Friday when there are no games
- 10am & 12pm on days from Monday to Friday when there is an evening game
- 10am, 11am & 12pm on Saturdays
Tour route, date and time are subject to change without notice. Lasting about 90 minutes, tours depart from the Willie Stargell Statue Gate, located on Federal Street. However, allow yourself 2 hours to be at the complex.
To attend this tour, each adult will be charged $7 and each senior (aged 55 and older) & each child / student will be charged $5. Kids at the age of 5 and younger are admitted free.
Individual visitors or groups less than 25 may purchase your ticket online or at the Main Ticket Window at the corner of Federal and General Robinson Streets. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted at the Main Box Office. All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. If you have more questions, call (412) 325-4700 or send email to email@example.com.
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Group tour is also available for organizations with 25 - 200 persons at the PNC Park. Schools and organizations with more than 50 persons may be separated into smaller groups, guaranteeing all members of the group to enjoy the tour to the fullest.
For groups of 25 and more, the tour price is $5 per person, with a waiver for 1 chaperone per 12 students. To schedule a group tour, you must make a reservation and pay in full 10 days before the scheduled tour. You can check availability and make reservations by phone (412-325-4700) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted along with checks. The tour is subject to cancellation. But there are no refunds for cancellations. You can reschedule your tour.
PNC Park and Aramark also provide a lunch program for group tours. There are several menu options for the lunch program in 2011, including:
1) Menu #1: The Park Boxed Lunch
- Turkey Breast & Cheese Sandwich
- Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwich
- Uncrustables Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
- Lays Potato Chips, Apple, Individually Wrapped Cookie and 1/2 Pint Orange Drink
2) Menu #2: PNC Park Pizza Party
- Individual Personal Pepperoni Pizza
- Lays Potato Chips, Apple and Pepsi Soft Drinks
3) Menu #3: Hot Dog Buffet
- Hot Dog with Ketchup, Mustard & Relish Packets
- Fries that Smile, Cracker Jacks and Pepsi Soft Drinks
There is a surcharge for the lunch program. For student / adult with tour & lunch, the price is $13 for menu option #1 and $13.75 for menu option #2 & #3. For free chaperone with lunch, the price is $13.75 for menu option #2 & #3.
Tour Tips: For the sake of patrons' convenience, buses may be parked on North Shore Drive (west side of PNC Park) for free. Private cars and vans could be parked in a pay lot anywhere near the ballpark or at the metered street parking. Parking rates usually range from $6 to $10. Buses / vans may pick up and drop off visitors on General Robinson or Mazeroski Way. Please note that drop-offs are not permitted on Federal Street. For more info about parking, contact ALCO Parking Corporation at (412) 325-4455 or visit this page:
PNC Park Parking Information
All these tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request. So call in advance. For tour guests, cameras and video cameras are also permitted at PNC Park.