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LECOM PARK A-TO-Z INFORMATION GUIDE

This Information Guide was created by the Pittsburgh Pirates to assist guests during their visits to LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida. The information in this guide is always subject to change. The information is presented in alphabetical order for your ease of use.

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ADDRESS/TELEPHONE/FAX/INTERNET

LECOM Park

Address: 1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone Number: (941) 747-3031 | Fax: (941) 747-9442

Website: www.pirates.com

Website: www.BradentonMarauders.com

 

ADVANCED TICKETS SALES

Tickets for Pirates Spring Training games can be purchased three ways:

In person at the LECOM Park Ticket Office located on the corner of 9th Street West and 17th Avenue West. Gameday hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Non-gameday hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday.

Go online to www.pirates.com or www.tickets.com (convenience charges apply).

Call Tickets.com at 1-877-893-2827, seven days a week 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (convenience charges apply).

 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE POLICES

A valid government issued photo ID with a listed birth date is required for the purchase of alcoholic beverages, regardless of age, inside of LECOM Park. "We card 21 to 101. No ID, No Beer."

 

ANIMALS

LECOM Park welcomes seeing-eye dogs and other animals that assist disabled or visually impaired guests. However, we are unable to accommodate any other animals.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Guests may request special-occasion announcements such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations at Spring Training games by emailing MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com. All requests are subject to team approval. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the game at which the announcement is to be made.

 

ANTHEM SINGERS

Anyone interested in singing the national anthem prior to a Pirates home spring training game should email MaraudersInfo@Pirates.com.

 

ATM (AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE)

ATM machines provided by PNC Bank are available in the main concourse behind home plate and in the outfield building for fan convenience.

 

AUTOGRAPHS

Pirates players sign autographs before and after each game when time and Major League regulations permit. However, we cannot guarantee that autograph opportunities will be available.

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BAG SEARCH

LECOM Park and the Pirates reserve the right to perform bag searches. All bags are subject to search before entering the ballpark. No bag or container larger than 16" x 16" x 8" will be permitted inside. This is not meant to inconvenience anyone, but to further enhance the safety of our guests.

 

BANNERS/SIGNS

LECOM Park and the Pirates welcome signs and banners. However, to ensure they do not distract from the enjoyment of other guests, the Pirates ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:

Banners/signs should in no way infringe upon the sight lines of other guests. Banners/signs must be 4' x 8' or smaller and may not be placed anywhere inside the playing field or be commercial, political or obscene as determined by the Pirates, who reserve the sole right to remove any banner/sign.

 

BATHROOMS

There are four men's and four women's restrooms located at LECOM Park. Two sets of restrooms are located on the first base side in the fan plaza, one set is located on the third base side, and there is one set in the outfield concessions building. There is one family restroom on the first base side in the fan plaza and one family restroom in the outfield building.

 

BATS AND BALLS

Fans are permitted to carry bats and baseballs into LECOM Park to attempt to obtain player autographs. However, the bats and baseballs may not be carried into the ballpark in a bag that exceeds 16" x 16" x 8" in size.

 

BILL McKECHNIE HOME CLUBHOUSE

The home clubhouse at LECOM Park is the Bill McKechnie Home Clubhouse. Bill McKechnie was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1963. He managed the Pirates to the 1925 World Series Championship and resided in Bradenton after his retirement.

 

BOARDWALK BARBEQUE AREA

The Boardwalk Barbeque Area is an all-you-can-eat picnic location for groups of 25+ on the right-field end of the boardwalk. It allows groups to enjoy their pregame meal while still having a great view of the field. Advanced booking is required.

 

BOTTLES AND CANS (OUTSIDE)

One (1) sealed bottle of water 1 liter or smaller will be permitted. No other outside food or beverage will be permitted into LECOM Park.

 

BRADENTON BOOSTERS

Since 1979, members of the Bradenton Boosters have volunteered as the Pirates spring training game-day staff, serving as ushers, program sellers, parking lot attendants, security personnel, merchandise sellers, and press box attendants. The organization also sponsors a number of events for its membership each year, including a breakfast in January and a luncheon in February -- plus a trip to Pittsburgh each summer. Anyone interested in becoming a Bradenton Booster can ask a member for an application at LECOM Park on any game day.

 

BRADENTON MARAUDERS

The Bradenton Marauders are the High Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and a member of the 12-team Florida State League. The Marauders will play 70 home games at LECOM Park, starting on April 7 and lasting through August 26. For all your Bradenton Marauders information, log onto www.BradentonMarauders.com or call (941) 747-3031. Season tickets cost just $350 for all 70 games!

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CAMERAS AND VIDEO RECORDERS

Guests are welcome to bring cameras and video recorders into the ballpark for their personal use (MLB rules prohibit shooting game footage). Fans are asked to avoid standing in the aisles while using this equipment. Please do not obstruct the view of others while taking pictures and refrain from using tripods and monopods. The Pirates reserve the right to remove any guests that do not cooperate with this policy.

 

CHILD ADMITTANCE

Children two years old or younger can receive complimentary admission at LECOM Park, however the child must sit in a parent or guardian's lap. Promotional giveaway items are for ticketed guests only. Children's tickets are priced the same as adult tickets.

 

CREDIT CARD POLICY

LECOM Park accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa at the Ticket Office, LECOM Park Clubhouse Store, and at all fixed concession locations, including all Fan Plaza concession buildings, the Food Court and Bullpen Bistro, both bars, and the outfield concessions building. All other concessions locations are cash only.

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DIRECTIONS TO LECOM PARK AND PIRATE CITY

 

LECOM Park (Ballpark)
- 17th Avenue West & 9th Street West

Located 1/2 mile West of Highway 41 on 9th Street West at 17th Avenue West.

From North (St. Petersburg): Go over the Skyway Bridge to Exit 2 (19 South). Continue on 41 South (Bradenton/Sarasota). Make a right turn onto 17th Avenue West and continue to LECOM Park.

From South (Sarasota): Take Route 41 North to Cortez Road, go straight onto Business 41 and turn right onto 17th Ave. West. The ballpark is located at intersection of 17th Avenue West and 9th Street West.

From Interstate 75: Exit I-75 at S.R. 64 West (exit 220 if traveling south, exit 220 B if traveling north). Go west on Route 64 to 9th Street West and turn left to the ballpark.

 

Pirate City (Training Facility)
- 1701 27th Street East

From Interstate 75: Exit I-75 at S.R. 64 West (exit 220 if traveling south, exit 220 B if traveling north). Proceed west toward Bradenton and make a left onto 27th Street East. Pirate City is approximately one mile on the left.

From LECOM Park: Head west on 17th Ave. West and make a right onto U.S. 41. At the first stop light, make a left onto 26th Ave. East. Follow to 27th St. East and make a left. Pass Mixon Fruit Farms and Pirate City is on the right.

From South (Sarasota): Travel North on US 301. Cross S.R. 70 and make a right onto 38th Ave. East. Make the first left onto 27th St. E. and Pirate City is a mile up the road.

From North (St. Petersburg): Travel south on I-275 over the Skyway Bridge to Exit 2 (US 19 South) and continue on US 41. Cross the Manatee River and follow signs for SR 64 East. Take 64 East and make a right onto 27th St. East. Pirate City is a mile on the left.

 

Local Hotels

  • Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront ... 100 Riverfront Dr. West ... Bradenton ... (941) 747-3727
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Bradenton ... 309 10th Street West ... Bradenton ... (941) 746-9400
  • Holiday Inn Express Bradenton East Lakewood Ranch ... 5464 Lena Road ... Bradenton ... (941) 755-0055

 

Local Restaurants

  • Beach Bistro ... 6600 Gulf Drive ... Holmes Beach ... (941) 778-6444
  • Eat Here ... 5315 Gulf Drive ... Holmes Beach ... (941) 778-0411
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers ... 7376 52nd Place East ... Bradenton ... (941) 755-1982
  • Hooters...4908 14th Street West...Bradenton...(941) 758-1175
  • Jersey Mike's Subs...4020 14th Street West...Bradenton...(941) 748-7824
  • Mixon Fruit Farms...2712 26th Avenue East...Bradenton...(941) 748-5829
  • Domino's Pizza...812 17th Avenue West...Bradenton...(941) 747-7879
  • Pier 22 Restaurant...1200 1st Ave. West...Bradenton...(941) 748-8087
  • Sonny's BBQ ... 5715 14th Street West ... Bradenton ... (941) 755-1444

 

DISABLED ACCESS

The Pirates are committed to providing every guest with a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the ballpark, including guests with disabilities. To better accommodate guests with disabilities, the Pirates offer the following at LECOM Park:

Wheelchair and disabled accessible seating can be purchased at the ticket windows as well as by calling Tickets.com at (877) 893-2827.

 

DONATIONS

Charities and other non-profit groups requesting donations or auction items from the Pirates should submit an online request at https://bradentonmarauders.approveforgood.com/. Please submit requests at least 4-6 weeks in advance of the event.

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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

In the event of an emergency at LECOM Park, please follow the directions of Pirates employees, ushers, and law enforcement personnel and listen to the instructions given over the public address system.

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FAN INTERFERENCE

In the interest of player and guest safety, LECOM Park maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding fan interference with a ball in play or a player during the game. Failure to comply with the policy will result in removal from the ballpark.

 

FIRST AID LOCATION AND PROCEDURES

Should you have a medical emergency or need medical assistance, please alert the nearest LECOM Park employee. The Manatee Memorial Hospital First Aid Station is located on the third base side of the concourse across from the third base entry gate.

 

FOUL BALLS

Guests are welcome to keep foul balls hit into the stands. However, at no time should a foul ball or home run be thrown back on to the field. Violators will be ejected from the ballpark. Any guest interfering with a ball in play will also be subject to ejection. Unfortunately, the Pirates are unable to accommodate requests for player autographs of foul balls or home runs.

 

4TOPPS PREMIUM SEATING

LECOM Park Is equipped with ten 4Topps Premium Seating tables. Each table is placed along the drink rail of the centerfield boardwalk and is equipped with four comfortable, 360 degree swivel seats. Tables are available as a package including four season tickets for the table during all 16 Spring Training games.

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GATES OPEN

Gates open 2 hours prior to game time for regular ticket holders and 2.5 hours prior to game time for Pirates Spring Training Season Ticket Holders.

 

GUEST CONDUCT

Guests must refrain from conduct that is inconsistent with a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at LECOM Park, including but not limited to:

  • Interfering with other guests ability to enjoy the game;
  • Using foul or abusive language and/or gesture;
  • Appearing to be in an impaired or intoxicated capacity;
  • Using tobacco products of any kind in any area of the ballpark except for the one designated smoking area;
  • Failing to produce a ticket on request or sitting In a seat which Is not ticketed;
  • Being in possession of certain items that are not permitted within LECOM Park, including balloons, laser pointers, fireworks, or other items determined by the Pirates to be hazardous or disruptive;
  • Interfering with the progress of the game, a ball in play or throwing objects onto or entering the playing field;
  • Wearing clothing which, in the judgment of the Pirates, is indecent or otherwise distracts from the enjoyment of other guests.

Violators may be subject to ejection and/or possible arrest.

 

GUEST COURTESY

The Pirates ask that all guests extend proper courtesy to others at the ballpark. Do not stand in and around the seating areas or aisle ways. In order to provide everyone with the best experience, restrict your movement during play and only move through the seating bowl when there is a break in play.

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LAPENSEE PLUMBING, POOLS, AND AIR PARTY DECK

This two-tiered private party area offers high-end food and beverage options that aren't available anywhere else in the ballpark. Please check back for 2018 information.

 

LOST AND FOUND

Found articles should be turned in to the Guest Information Booth, located on the main concourse. The Guest Information Booth staff will record pertinent information and lost articles will be cataloged and maintained until the end of Spring Training in the LECOM Park Ticket Office. To check lost and found on non-game days, call (941) 747-3031 and ask for LECOM Park Lost & Found.

 

LOST CHILDREN/MISSING PERSONS

Guests should report any missing person to a Pirates representative or Bradenton police officer. Game day staff will work closely with LECOM Park security personnel to locate the missing individual.

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MERCHANDISE

The Pirates Clubhouse Store is the premier outlet for Pirates merchandise in Bradenton. Hundreds of different items are available at the Pirates Clubhouse Store, located next to the LECOM Park Ticket Office. Fans may also view a full-scale merchandise catalog on the Pirates official website at www.pirates.com.

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NURSING MOTHERS

The Pittsburgh Pirates support nursing mothers. Guests who wish to nurse during their visit to LECOM Park can utilize a private setting In the Nursing Room on the 3rd base concourse.

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ON-FIELD ACCESS

On-field access is limited to authorized personnel with the proper credentials prior to, during and after games. Any guest attempting to go onto the field without the proper credentials will be escorted out of the ballpark and prosecuted accordingly.

 

ON-FIELD CEREMONY

On-field ceremonies occur prior to each home game and salute members of the local community for their efforts to keep Pirates baseball in Bradenton the best spring training experience in Florida. Ceremonies include throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, singing the national anthem, band performances, and other promotional performances. If you or your group would like to participate in an on-field ceremony or if you have questions on the topic, call Pirate City at (941) 747-3031.

 

OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND COOLER POLICY

Major League Baseball, the Pirates and the City of Bradenton are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ballpark. Guests are not permitted to bring food or beverages into LECOM Park, except one (1) sealed bottle of water 1 liter or smaller. No other outside food or beverage is permitted in LECOM Park. Items necessary for medical conditions are permitted. Fans requiring special foods for dietary or medical needs must contact the LECOM Park front office at least 72 hours prior to the event with any special requests.

Fans may not bring coolers, backpacks and large bags into the ballpark. Purses, small bags and infant diaper bags are permitted, but should not exceed 16" x 16" x 8". All items are subject to search by game day security.

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PARKING

Limited parking is available directly north of LECOM Park on 9th Street West. Additional parking can be found east of the ballpark on 6th Street West Pirates Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will receive a $2 discount at select lots by displaying their Season Ticket Holder ID cards.

 

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

Fans are eligible to receive promotional items based on age guidelines and quantity restrictions. Promotional items are limited to one per ticketed person while supplies last. Non-ticketed children two and under will not receive a promotional giveaway item.

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RAIN OUT POLICY

In the event a regulation game is not played on its scheduled date, tickets may be exchanged for a subsequent Pirates or Marauders game at LECOM Park during the 2018 season (subject to availability). A refund may also be requested. A rainout refund may only be requested if the tickets were purchased directly through the LECOM Park Box Office, Tickets.com, or Pirates.com. Only the ticket holder who originally purchased the ticket is eligible for a refund. All refund requests must be submitted within 90 days of the date of the cancelled game. Original purchases via credit card will be refunded to the same card. Original purchases via check or cash will be refunded by check and take 8-10 weeks to process. Refund request forms can be found online at www.Pirates.com/SpringTraining and www.BradentonMarauders.com.

 

RESTROOMS

There are four men's and four women's restrooms located at LECOM Park. Two sets of restrooms are located on the first base side in the fan plaza, one set is located on the third base side, and there is one set in the outfield concessions building. There is one family restroom on the first base side in the fan plaza and one family restroom in the outfield building.

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SAFETY REGULATIONS

For the comfort and security of all guests, we do not allow fans to enter LECOM Park with hazardous or disruptive items. items that are not permitted inside the ballpark include: bags and containers over 16" x 16" x 8", boom boxes, inflatable balls, balloons, frisbees, laser pointers, fireworks, footballs, and weapons of any kind. The Pirates reserve the right to inspect packages or problematic containers.

 

SCHEDULE

Pocket schedules for the Pirates 2018 Spring Training are available at Pirate City, LECOM Park and the Pirates Clubhouse Store.

 

SEASON TICKETS

Pirates Spring Training Season Tickets are in high demand and available on a limited basis. For information regarding availability and season ticket holder benefits, call (941) 747-3031.

 

SECURITY METAL DETECTION

The safety of our fans will always be top priority. We believe that the move to walk-through metal detectors will enhance fan safety. When approaching the ballpark walk-through metal detectors, Guests are asked to NOT REMOVE any jackets, belts, coins, keys, wallets, watches, or other objects of similar size. By NOT removing these items, it will help expedite the screening process. Guests will be asked to REMOVE cell phones, cameras, tablets, laptops and other large metal objects.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Consider hosting your next special event at LECOM Park or Pirate City. Both facilities are unique venues to host events of all sorts, including banquets, weddings, birthday parties, concerts, baseball camps & tournaments, corporate team building events, company softball games, corporate meetings and seminars, and more. For more information, or to reserve your dates, please call (941) 747-3031.

 

SPRING TRAINING

Pirate City is the Pittsburgh Pirates spring and minor league training facility, located at 1701 27th Street East in Bradenton, FL. All Pirates Major League Spring Training home games are played at LECOM Park. For spring training game and ticket information, please call the LECOM Park Ticket Office at (941) 747-3031 or visit www.pirates.com. Fans wishing to purchase individual game tickets can do so at the LECOM Park Ticket Office, via the Internet at www.pirates.com or www.tickets.com, or by phone from Tickets.com at (877) 893-2827.

 

STROLLERS

LECOM Park welcomes guests that utilize their own strollers. However, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit general guest movement or block any aisle ways. Strollers are not available to rent.

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TICKET OFFICE

The Ticket Office is located just outside the main gate, next to the Pirates Clubhouse Store.

 

TICKET POLICIES

Exchanges -- There are no exchanges once a game ticket has been purchased.

Lost/stolen game tickets -- Please remember that game tickets are like money and should be secured like cash and cannot be replaced. If game tickets are lost or stolen, please call the Pirates Ticket Office at (941) 747-3031.

Refunds -- There are no refunds once a game ticket has been purchased.

Rain Outs -- In the event a regulation game is not played on its scheduled date, tickets may be exchanged for a subsequent Pirates or Marauders game at LECOM Park during the 2018 season (subject to availability). A refund may also be requested. A rainout refund may only be requested If the tickets were purchased directly through the LECOM Park Box Office, Tickets.com, or Pirates.com. Only the ticket holder who originally purchased the ticket is eligible for a refund. All refund requests must be submitted within 90 days of the date of the cancelled game. Original purchases via credit card will be refunded to the same card. Original purchases via check or cash will be refunded by check and take 8-10 weeks to process. Refund request forms can be found online at www.Pirates.com/SpringTraining and www.BradentonMarauders.com.

 

TICKET PRICES

Tickets are available at the Advanced Sale price until 11:59 p.m. on the night prior to the game the ticket is valid for.

  • Infield Box - Advanced $29, Day of Game $32
  • Infield Reserve - Advanced $29, Day of Game $32
  • Baseline Box - Advanced $25, Day of Game $28
  • Grandstand - Advanced $18, Day of Game $21
  • Left Field Bleachers - Advanced $18, Day of Game $21
  • *Standing Room Only - Day of Game $16

*Standing Room Only tickets are only available after all fixed seats have been sold.

 

TOBACCO POLICY

In consideration of the health and comfort of others, the use of tobacco products including electronic chemical delivery devices such as e-cigarettes is not permitted in the seating areas, the Fan Plaza, or main concourse. The use of these products is only permitted in one designated smoking area.

 

TOURS OF PIRATE CITY

Tours of Pirate City are given upon request and by appointment only for a $5 per person donation to Pirates Charities. Fans may call (941) 747-3031 and ask about our tour program. Tours must be scheduled at least two (2) weeks in advance and are not available from mid-February through early April due to security considerations during Spring Training.

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UMBRELLA POLICY

For the safety and viewing enjoyment of all fans, umbrellas are permitted in the ballpark, but may not be open during play.

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WATER FOUNTAINS

LECOM Park is equipped with water fountains. They are located on the first base side on each end of the Fan Plaza concessions building, on the third base side at the north end of the concourse, and on the exterior wall on each end of the outfield building.

 

WILL CALL

The Will Call window at LECOM Park is located on the north side of the ticket office, near the main gate. Photo identification and the credit card used to purchase the tickets are required to pick up tickets at the Will Call window.

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