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Pirates Homestand Highlights: Thursday, July 26 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the ninth homestand of the season, a nine-game stop vs the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
July 25, 2018

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the ninth homestand of the season, a nine-game stop vs the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.The homestand is highlighted by Faith Night on Friday, July 27; Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet on Saturday, July 28; and Andy Van

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the ninth homestand of the season, a nine-game stop vs the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
The homestand is highlighted by Faith Night on Friday, July 27; Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet on Saturday, July 28; and Andy Van Slyke Bobblehead Night on Saturday, August 4.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -- Pirates vs. New York Mets (7:05 p.m.)
•    Military Day: Come out to support and honor our brave American military service men and women. The Pirates will wear their new Military Days jerseys and special caps. 
•    On-Field Military Ceremony: As part of today's Military Day efforts, the Pirates will host a group from It's About the Warrior. The mission of It's About the Warrior is to assist and empower all Tri-State area post 9/11 veterans and their families with financial grants, home improvement, therapeutic, and outreach programs, leading them to a successful and enriched life.
•    50/50 Raffle: Today's Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit It's About the Warrior.
Friday, July 27, 2018 -- Pirates vs. New York Mets (7:05 p.m.)
•    Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and now every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow's Nest Bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Crow's Nest Bar for live music and half-priced cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon. 
•    Season Ticket Holder Kids Press Conference: Today, kids will have the chance to take part in a special pregame Kids Press Conference in the Pirates Press Conference Room from 2-4 p.m. The Kids Press Conference will be with members of the Pirates (TBA) from 2-3 p.m. and the event is exclusively for preregistered Season Ticket Holders.
•    Beer Passport: Beer Passport ticket holders ages 21 and older are invited to a 90-minute beer sampling event that begins when gates open at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to order tickets, visit pirates.com/beerpassport.
•    Faith Night: Tonight, the Pirates will host the fifth annual Faith Night, presented by Chick-fil-A, at PNC Park. Following the game, fans will relocate to sections along the first base line to hear from their favorite Pirate players and coaches as they share their personal experiences with how their faith has influenced both their lives and their careers in baseball specifically. For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit pirates.com/faithnight.
 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 -- Pirates vs. New York Mets (7:05 p.m.) 
•    Miracle League Fantasy Camp: Today, the Pirates will host a Miracle League Fantasy Camp in conjunction with the first-ever regional Miracle League All Star Game weekend at the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Athletes from all Pirates Charities-supported Miracle League programs are participating in a weekend of events culminating in the Miracle League All Star game on Saturday evening. As a part of the day's festivities, 39 Miracle League athletes will participate in a special baseball skills camp led by Pirates players and coaches beginning at 11:15 a.m. Each participant will receive a personalized jersey, goody bag and lunch following the event. This event is supported by Baseball Fantasy Camp for Kids.
•    Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet: Tonight the Pirates are proud to partner with AT&T SportsNet to host the Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet at PNC Park in the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge and on the PNC Park Riverwalk. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the telecast begins at 6 p.m. Throughout the night, fans will be able to purchase Home Run and Grand Slam Backpacks for $250 and $700, respectively. Each backpack will include a baseball autographed by a Pittsburgh Pirates player, a baseball autographed by a Pirates alumnus, and exclusive Pirates branded items not available anywhere else. Home Run and Grand Slam backpacks can be purchased beginning at 5 p.m., in-person in the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge or on the Riverwalk, and beginning at 5:30 p.m. over the phone by calling (412) 325-4888. Backpacks are available online at pirates.com/charitynight. Proceeds from the Auction will benefit local area Miracle League organizations.
•    Zambelli Fireworks Night: Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats immediately following the game and enjoy an amazing Zambelli Fireworks International fireworks display, presented by IBEW Local #5.
•    Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the Italian Fest Saturday Jim Beam Block Party starting at 5:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and there will be live music featuring The Cavaliers. Pirates alumni Salomón Torres will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
•    Hunt Auction Show: The Celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates Autograph and Memorabilia Show, presented by Hunt Auctions, will take place today from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PNC Park. Please see below for a list of Pirates players and alumni scheduled to appear. For the signing schedule, pricing and to order autograph tickets visit Pirates.HuntAuctions.com. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event. 
Current Pirates
Francisco Cervelli    
Gregory Polanco
Starling Marte    
Jordy Mercer
Sean Rodriguez    
Josh Bell
Colin Moran    
Nick Kingham    
Trevor Williams        
Sunday, July 29, 2018 -- Pirates vs. New York Mets (1:35 p.m.) -- Kids Day 
•    Season Ticket Holders Photo Fest: Today, Pirates Season Ticket Holders will have the chance to take part in a special pregame photo fest on the field at PNC Park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Today's photo fest opportunity is exclusively for Season Ticket Holders who preregistered for the event.
•    Miracle League Day at PNC: As a celebration of the Regional Miracle League All Star weekend, Pirates Charities is hosting 36 Miracle League All Stars and their families for a picnic lunch in PNC Park's Picnic Park. Prior to the game, representatives from each of the 10 Pirates Charities-supported Miracle League programs will be introduced as the Kid's Starting Lineup, presented by #1 Cochran, as they take the field and are joined by the Pirates starting lineup at their respective positions.
•    Anthem: A group of 80 young string instrument performers from the Pittsburgh Group, Cello Fury, will perform the Star-Spangled Banner today.
•    Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.
•    Kids Pirates Hulk Bobblehead: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a special Pirates Hulk bobblehead, presented by Allegheny Health Network.
•    Kids Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale.
Monday, July 30, 2018 -- Off Day  
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)
•    Taco Fest: Tonight is Taco Fest at PNC Park with a pregame Taco Fest tasting in the Picnic Park. Enjoy a build your own taco bar, tortilla salad, chips, queso, and more. Each ticket is $45 and includes access to the exclusive Taco Fest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and a Corner Box seat for tonight's game. For complete information and to order tickets, visit pirates.com/Taco.
•    Pups in the Park: Fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates host one of 11 Pup Nights, presented by Rachael Ray Nutrish, at PNC Park. Each ticket package (1 person & 1 dog) costs just $36 with additional human tickets available for $36 each. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal shelters and seats are limited and subject to availability. For complete information, visit pirates.com/pups. 
•    Pirates Play Ball Team of the Game: The Pirates continue the season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team(s) of the game during every Tuesday home game. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the Punxsutawny Girls Softball team. The Punxsutawney varsity softball team finished the season 19-3 and won the 2018 PIAA State Championship to claim the 4A title.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 -- Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.) 
•    Wine Night: Tonight is a Wine Tasting Night at PNC Park. For just $70 fans receive a ticket in a luxury suite, an invite to a pregame wine tasting in Club 3000, and more. For complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/winenights.
•    Dental Appreciation Night: Tonight, the Pirates host the fifth annual Dental Appreciation Night at PNC Park. Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants are invited to enjoy an evening with this special offer for workers, friends, family, and co-workers. For complete information and to purchase tickets, visit pirates.com/DentalAppreciation.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 -- Off Day
Friday, August 3, 2018 -- Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (7:05 p.m.) 
•    Free Shirt Friday: Tonight, the Pirates popular Free Shirt Fridays continue as the first 20,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates tee, presented by Peoples.
•   Dollar Dog Night: As a special thank you to the fans, the Pirates announced the Dollar Dog fan value promotion, presented by Sugardale, on select Friday nights at PNC Park. During one of the eight "Dollar Dog" nights throughout the season, fans can visit any North Shore concession stand throughout the ballpark and purchase regular hot dogs for just one dollar each.
•    Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and now every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow's Nest bar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Crow's Nest Bar for live music and half-priced cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Blue Moon. 
•    Cancer Support Night: Join the Pirates as we come together for "Cancer Support Night" to raise awareness about the many types of cancers that affect our community. Arrive early to check out the resource fair under the left field bleachers and join us as we Stand Up to Cancer during the seventh-inning stretch. Organizations participating include Relay for Life, Butterfly Bandits, The Cancer Caring Center, CCChampions, Curerock Pittsburgh, Highmark Caring Place, Lending Hearts, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Love Your Melon, Make-A-Wish, Our Clubhouse, Susan G. Komen Greater Pittsburgh, and the Yates Fund for Cancer Hope.
o    Love Your Melon: The Pirates are teaming up with Love Your Melon for a special night at PNC Park. Each "Love Your Melon Night" purchase includes a game ticket plus a limited edition Pittsburgh Pirates Love Your Melon beanie. Each ticket sold through this special ticket package supports Love Your Melon's program to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/LYM.
o    Players Wives Basket Raffle: Tonight, on the PNC Park Riverwalk, Pirates Charities and the Players' Wives organization will host a special raffle that will include baskets of players' favorite things put together by their wives as well as other Pirates merchandise and autographed items. All proceeds will benefit local cancer support organizations. 
o    50/50 Raffle: Proceeds from tonight's 50/50 raffle, presented by Rivers Casino, will benefit local cancer support organizations. 
Saturday, August 4, 2018 -- Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (7:05 p.m.)
•    Andy Van Slyke Bobble: Today, the first 20,000 fans with paid admission will receive an Andy Van Slyke bobblehead, presented by Giant Eagle.
•    Block Party: Come down early to join us before today's game for the 90's Night Saturday Jim Beam Block Party starting at 5:30 p.m. on Federal Street. Fans are invited to come party on the street as food and beer sales will be available and there will be live music featuring The Clintones Ultimate 90s. Pirates alumni Andy Van Slyke will sign autographs at the Leinenkugel Bar that will be located on Federal Street.
•    Welcome to the Champs: The Pirates will welcome and congratulate the six (6) WPIAL Softball Championship teams in a pregame on-field ceremony. The 2018 champs are: 
o   1A- West Greene High School
o   2A- Laurel High School
o   3A- Southmoreland High School
o   4A- Belle Vernon High School
o   5A- West Allegheny High School
o   6A- Hempfield High School 
•    Lady Bucs Night: Tonight is a Lady Bucs Nights at PNC Park. Packages are $40 and include one Pirates game ticket, tonight's exclusive promotional item -- an Alex & Ani Pirates Bracelet. No need to enjoy this night alone, invite friends, coworkers and more as groups are highly encouraged. For tickets and info, visit pirates.com/LadyBucs.
Sunday, August 5, 2018 -- Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1:35 p.m.) -- Kids Day 
•    Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.
•    Kids Cards: Today, all kids ages 14 and younger, with paid admission, will receive a pair of Pirates Topps baseball cards.
•    Yoga Day: Today the Pirates will host the third annual OMs in the Outfield Yoga Day at PNC Park. This unique yoga practice will be held in the morning starting at 8:30 a.m. in the outfield. Participants get a grandstand ticket for the game, a yoga block, a Pirates Cap, plus will be honored on the field during a special pregame ceremony. In addition, the first 1,000 registrants will receive a Yoga blanket. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/yoga.
•    Kids Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Rivendale.
•    Watson Institute VIP Party: Today, Pirates Charities will host a group of students from the Watson Institute for a special VIP Carnival prior to today's game. Students and their families will enjoy face painting, balloon animals, caricatures and a meet and greet with Pirates celebrities in PNC Park's Press Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group will watch the game from PNC Park's World Series Suites and enjoy food and beverage from Levy Restaurants. The Watson Institute is an educational organization in Western Pennsylvania made up of special education schools, programs and resources for children with special needs and their families.
Pittsburgh RBI
During this homestand, the Pittsburgh RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) will send three teams to compete in the RBI East Regional Tournament which runs from July 27 through July 29 in Detroit, MI. A Senior Boys team (ages 16-18), a Junior Boys team (13-15), and a Girls Softball team (18U) will be competing with RBI teams from other cities across the east region for the chance to play in the RBI World Series in Minneapolis in early August. Pittsburgh RBI is part of the international MLB RBI program. Pittsburgh RBI is supported by Pirates Charities and the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania which provides Pittsburgh RBI with the infrastructure and administrative services that are necessary for its success.
Pirates Summer Six-Packs
The Pirates announce the new fan value Summer Six-Pack plans with the special offer-- buy five games, get the sixth game FREE. Plans are priced as low as $48 as fans are able to build their own plans and select from all games throughout the remainder of the 2018 season. Packages are available in most seating sections with fixed plan pricing-- pick any 6 games in an eligible price category and your price stays the same. For complete information, visit pirates.com/6Pack.  
Student Pass
New for 2018, get exclusive offers just for students with the Pirates Papa John's Student Pass-- available through mobile delivery! Students with a .edu email address will be able to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app. 
Text STUDENT to 61592 to receive Papa John's Student Pass offers. Your first Student Pass purchase gets you a FREE large one-topping Papa John's pizza. You may pick up your coupon during that game at the MLB Ballpark app kiosk located on the Riverwalk at PNC Park before the end of the 4th inning. The Papa John's Student Pass is a new type of ticket that gives students access to special offers throughout the season.
Slice Family 4-Pack
The Slice Family 4-Pack is a value-packed ticket package perfect for your next trip to PNC Park. The package includes four (4) tickets to any Monday-Thursday Pirates home game (excluding Opening Day), one large, one-topping pizza from Slice on Broadway at PNC Park and four 16 oz. fountain drinks.
Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffles
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will take place during each Pirates home game throughout the season. Raffle ticket prices are two (2) tickets for $5, five (5) tickets for $10, 20 tickets for $20 and 80 tickets for $40, with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities. Raffle ticket sales close after the last out in the sixth inning. The winning number will be drawn and announced in the 8th inning and the winner will receive 50 percent of the total pot. Winning numbers will also be posted on pirates.com/5050raffle within three business days. 
Ballpark App
The Ballpark app for iPhone and Android smartphones is the official MLB ballpark phone app for PNC Park. The app compliments and personalizes your trips to PNC Park with mobile check-ins, social media, offers, promotions and exclusive content. Entering its sixth season, Ballpark delivers fully intuitive integration of locally focused technology with a league-wide feature set, including team customization, exclusive video highlights, seat and experience upgrade capabilities; MyTickets Mobile for in-app ticket management, delivery and storage of every ticket sold and content integration with ballpark video screens. In addition, the Ballpark App is now featuring the Food and Beverage Finder, answering all of your questions as to where the best concessions are throughout PNC Park.
Hunt Auctions Kiosk
Located on the main concourse behind section 125, the Hunt Auctions kiosk is your one and only source for game-used and autographed items at PNC Park. Stop by to own your piece of the 2018 Pirates season and check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Josh Bell, Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Austin Meadows, Jameson Taillon and more. Specially branded game-used bases and more will be available, while supplies last, at the Hunt Kiosk or by emailing [email protected].
Fan Values
•    Pirates Cove (Sections 201- 205): Tickets in the right field Pirates Cove area offer a great view as well as access to the new $5 or less value items menu. Pirates Cove tickets are just $30 each and include bottomless popcorn, peanuts and soda. 
•    Giant Eagle Advantage Card: The Pirates and Giant Eagle partner to offer fans a chance to save up to $10 on tickets for Sunday through Friday home games. Visit pirates.com/advantagecard for more details.
•    PNC Bank Pirates Card: The Pirates and PNC Bank team up to offer discounted tickets for select games at PNC Park. Fans can use their PNC Bank Pirates card and save up to $10 on select games throughout the season, including their great Thursday special where card holders can purchase buy one get one Outfield Box tickets. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/pnccheckcard.
•    Port Authority ConnectCard: Get specially-priced tickets with your Port Authority ConnectCard! Save up to $10 this season on Sunday thru Friday games at PNC Park, PAT card holders can purchase Grandstand tickets for only $10 to all Wednesday games throughout the season. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/connectcard.
For a complete list of the 2018 Pirates promotions and special events, visit pirates.com/promotions.