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.
1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
ADVANCED TICKETS SALES
Tickets for Pirates Spring Training games can be purchased via:
1. 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 a.m. until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
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.” There is a limit of two alcoholic beverages per transaction for each person of legal drinking age.
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.
Guests may request special-occasion announcements such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations at bradentonmarauders.com under the LECOM Park - Welcome Messages tab.
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.
Anyone interested in singing the national anthem prior to a Pirates home Spring Training game should email [email protected].
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.
Bags will not be permitted at LECOM Park with the exception of small clutch purses (4"x 6"), medical and diaper bags. All bags are subject to inspection upon entry of the ballpark.
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.
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 one liter or smaller will be permitted. No other outside food or beverage will be permitted into LECOM Park.
Since 1979, members of the Bradenton Boosters have volunteered as the Pirates Spring Training staff, serving as ushers, program sellers, and parking lot attendants. The organization also sponsors a number of events for its membership each year, including 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.
The Bradenton Marauders are the single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates
and a member of the 10-team Low-A Southeast League.
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.
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 and portable concession locations.
DEROGATORY LANGUAGE - ABUSIVE FAN BEHAVIOR
The Pirates are committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment, and strictly prohibit the use of Derogatory Language by any guest, employee or visitor to LECOM Park. Derogatory Language is the use of offensive language concerning another individual’s, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, genetics, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or marital, familial or disability status or status as a covered Veteran or any other status protected by law. Each complaint of abusive fan behavior based on the use of Derogatory Language will be promptly investigated and persons who are credibly found to have violated this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including ejection from the game and potential ban from LECOM Park at the discretion of the Pirates.
Guests, employees and other visitors to LECOM Park may report an individual’s use of Derogatory Language to any Pirates employee.
DIRECTIONS TO LECOM PARKAND PIRATE CITY
LECOM PARK (BALLPARK)
17th Avenue West & 9th Street West:
Located 1/2 mile West of Highway 41on 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.
- Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront; 100 Riverfront Dr.West Bradenton; (941) 747-3727
- Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Bradenton; 309 10th StreetWest Bradenton; (941) 746-9400
- Holiday Inn Express Bradenton West 4450 47th St W, Bradenton, FL 34210; (941) 795-4633
- Springhill SuitesDowntown Bradenton/Riverfront102 12th Street W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941)-226-2200
- Beach Bistro; 6600 Gulf DriveHolmes Beach; (941) 778-6444
- Hooters; 4908 14th Street West, Bradenton; (941) 758-1175
- GROVE Restaraunt; 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch; (941) 746-9400
- 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; 631 67th St. Cir E, Bradenton; (941) 746-6166
- Oak & Stone; 102 Old Main St, Bradenton, FL 34205, (941) 357-4306
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 wheelchair and disabled accessible seating, which can be purchased at the ticket windows as well as by calling tickets.com at (877) 893-2827.
Charities and other non-profit groups requesting donations or auction items from the Pirates should submit an online request atbradentonmarauders.approveforgood.com. Please submit requests at least 4–6 weeks in advance of the event.
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.
Interested job seekers may apply online for any available position with the Pittsburgh Pirates by visiting careers.pirates.com or pirates.com and clicking on ‘job opportunities’. The Pirates are an equal opportunity employer.
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.
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 twelve 4Topps Premium Seating tables. Ten tables are placed along the drink rail of the centerfield boardwalk along with one table on the first base side as well as the third base side. All of them are equipped with four comfortable, 360 degree swivel seats. Tables are available as a package including four season tickets for the table during all 17 Spring Training games.
Gates open 2 hours prior for Spring Training season ticket holders and 1.5 hours prior for the general public.
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 gestures;
- Appearing to be in an impaired or intoxicated capacity;
- Using tobacco products of any kind in any area of the ballpark;
- 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.
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.
Guests may seek assistance from any LECOM Park employee. Guest Relations can be found across from the main entrance.
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. Gameday staff will work closely with LECOM Park security personnel to locate the missing individual.
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.
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 third base concourse. key found at guest relations.
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.
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 one 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. No bags with the exception of diaper and medical bags. All items are subject to search by game day security.
Limited parking is available directly north of LECOM Park on 9th Street West. The Outfield Parking Lot costs $10 per vehicle. Additional parking can be found east of the ballpark on 6th Street West for $8 per vehicle. The Pirates Home Plate Lot costs $20 per vehicle. Self-parking is in the Home Plate Lot and availability is extremely limited at these locations. Pirates Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will receive a $2 discount at any of these lots by displaying their season ticket holder ID card.
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.
See Ticket Policies.
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.
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: 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.
Pocket schedules for the Pirates 2022 Spring Training are available at LECOM Park and the Pirates Clubhouse Store.
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 use of walk-through metal detectors enhances 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.
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.
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.
LECOM Park welcomes guests who 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.
Health & Safety
The Pirates are committed to implementing health and safety protocols to help minimize risk and maximize your experience at LECOM Park. We will be taking the necessary steps and are focused on providing the highest-quality safety measures before, during, and after each game. To help create a safe experience at LECOM Park, we are committed to, at minimum, implementing and adhering to the recommendations and guidelines set forth by public health officials.
In the event your 2022 seats are impacted due to restricted capacity or a reduced number of regular season home games, we will do everything possible to provide you the best seat location and season ticket plan that meets your expectation.
In the event a regulation game is not played on its scheduled date, tickets may be exchanged for a subsequent Pirates game at LECOM Park during the 2022 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 bradentonmarauders.com.
The Ticket Office is located just outside the main gate, next to the Pirates Clubhouse Store.
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 LECOM.
For the safety and viewing enjoyment of all fans, umbrellas are permitted in the ballpark, but may not be open during play.
Water Fountains will not be operational during Spring Training due to COVID 19.
Tickets that were sent to Will Call can be picked up at any open Will Call window at the LECOM Park ticket office. Photo identification is required to pick up tickets at the Will Call window.