Gates open one and one half hours (1½) prior to game time and two hours on Opening Day. For games starting at 7:05 p.m. or later, the Clemente Gate opens two and one half hours (2½) prior to game time. For daytime starts earlier than 7:05 p.m., the Clemente Gate opens two hours (2) prior to game time. Season Ticket Holders should refer to the early entry gate policy.
The policies below apply to regular season Pittsburgh Pirates home games only, and may be changed for other events held at PNC Park.
In an effort to ensure the safety of those entering the ballpark, all guests entering PNC Park will be asked to enter through upright metal detectors. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to allow for the security measures at PNC Park.
The Pirates ask that all fans follow some simple tips to ensure easy entrance to the ballpark:
- Please allow for additional time when coming to the game.
- Please minimize all unnecessary bags and metal objects when coming into the ballpark.
- When approaching the walk-through metal detectors, please remove cell phones, cameras, tablets, laptops and other large metal objects. Please do not remove any jackets, belts, coins, keys, wallets, watches, or other objects of similar size.
All bags are subject to search upon entry and within the ballpark.
Soft-sided coolers and soft-sided briefcases are permitted. Hard-sided coolers and briefcases, ice packs and cooler inserts are NOT permitted.
For the convenience of those Guests not carrying purses, fanny packs or bags into the ballpark, express lanes are offered at each gate.
Each Guest is permitted to bring one bag into the ballpark. MLB and the Pirates recognize that bags, purses, fanny packs and backpacks 16" X 16" X 8" or smaller are permitted and subject to search upon entry and within the ballpark..
Guests are permitted to bring bottled water and food that may fit into a 16" X 16" X 8" soft-sided bag. Water bottles should not exceed 24 ounces in size, and must be clear, plastic, sealed and disposable. Children's juice boxes and items necessary for medical purposes are permitted. Alcoholic beverages, carbonated beverages, sports drinks, cans, glass bottles and thermoses (including but not limited to: YETI, and other types of metal insulated items) are not allowed.
Outside food and beverage is not permitted entry into the Hyundai Club, Suite Level or the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge & Jim Beam Porch areas.
For the comfort and security of all Guests, hazardous or disruptive items cannot be brought into PNC Park. Samples of these items that are not permitted include Bluetooth speakers, inflatable balls, hoverboards, balloons, motorcycle helmets, frisbee discs, drones, laser pointers, fireworks and footballs. Weapons and other dangerous or hazardous items are not permitted in PNC Park. The Pirates reserve the right to inspect and remove any packages and/or containers.