Pirates Return to PNC Park for the Eighth Homestand of 2019

July 19th, 2019

Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, July 19 – Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the eighth homestand of the season as the team hosts the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series and St. Louis Cardinals for a four-game divisional match-up.

This homestand is highlighted by a weekend celebration of the 1979 World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates with a special Free Shirt Friday on Friday, July 19, a vintage bobblehead giveaway and a pregame ceremony on Saturday, July 20.

Friday, July 19, 2019 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:05 p.m.)

· Free Shirt Friday: Tonight, the Pirates host another popular Free Shirt Friday as the first 20,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates 1979 World Champions tee, presented by Sheetz.

· Dollar Dog Night: As a special thank you to the fans, the Pirates will host Dollar Dog Nights, presented by Sugardale, on select Friday nights. During each Dollar Dog Night, fans can visit any North Shore concession stand throughout the ballpark and purchase regular hot dogs for just one dollar.

· Miller Lite Happy Hour: Tonight, and every Friday Night home game, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Miller Lite, at the Crow’s Nest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit the Arnold Palmer Spiked Bar at the Crow’s Nest for live music by guitarist Michael Todd, as well as discounted cans of Miller Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Blue Moon and Arnold Palmer Spiked.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:05 p.m.)

· 1979 World Series 40th Anniversary Celebration

o Fam-a-lee: Tonight, the Pirates will honor the 1979 World Champion team in a special on-field pregame ceremony including members of the 1979 team.

o Throwback Unis: The Pirates and Phillies will each wear 1979 throwback uniforms in honor of the Pirates 40th anniversary of the championship season.

· Pirates Vintage Bobblehead: Today, the first 20,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Vintage 1979 Pirates Bobblehead, presented by Giant Eagle.

· 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 scheduled to appear:

Josh Bell Kevin Newman

Francisco Cervelli Bryan Reynolds

Adam Frazier Gregory Polanco

Starling Marte Felipe Vazquez

Joe Musgrove Trevor Williams

· 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. Tonight’s event is SOLD OUT, but for complete information and to order tickets to future Wine Night’s at PNC Park, visit pirates.com/winenights.

· Happy Hour: Today, the Pirates will host a special Happy Hour, presented by Jim Beam, in the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fans can visit the area for discounted Jim Beam drinks, live music with guitarist T.J. Isenberg and more.

· University Night with Pittsburgh: Tonight, the Pirates will host a SOLD OUT University Night with the University of Pittsburgh. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/Pitt hat. This season the Pirates will host University Nights on select dates when students, alumni, staff and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2019 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.

o First Pitch: As part of the University of Pittsburgh Night, Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi will throw out an honorary first pitch.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 -- Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (1:35 p.m.) Kids Day at PNC Park

· Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the 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, baseball games, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A, and more.


· Kids Pierogy Figurines: Today, all kids 14 years and under will receive a collection of three Pirates Pierogies including Jalapeño Hanna, Sauerkraut Saul and Cheese Chester, presented by Mrs. T’s.

·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 Farms.

· University Day with Penn State: Today, the Pirates will host University Day with Penn State University. All fans who purchase University Day tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/PSU hat. New this year, a portion of each ticket sold through this offer for today’s game will benefit Penn State THON.

· All-Star Teacher Recognition: Today in a pregame on-field ceremony, the Pirates will recognize the All-Star Teachers for the month of July: John Dolphin, Pine Richland Senior High School; Gavin Sikorski, Southmoreland Middle School; and William King, Central Valley High School. These deserving teachers receive tickets in the Pirates Charities Suite for the game, a personalized jersey, and a contribution of $1,000 to be used in their classroom. This season, the Pirates and Pirates Charities teamed up with Chevron and The Grable Foundation with support from Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and Intermediate Unit One to recognize outstanding teachers in our region and give them the thanks and acknowledgement that they deserve for their contributions to our community. The All-Star Teacher award honors teachers who make a significant difference in the lives of students across the region by providing engaging instruction and curriculum, encouraging lifelong learning, and inspiring a passion for education beyond the classroom and into the future.

Monday, July 22, 2019 -- Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals (7:05 p.m.)

· Pirates Play Ball Team of the Game: The Pirates continue the season-long initiative honoring a youth baseball/softball team of the game during special home games throughout 2019. Tonight, the Pirates will honor the Washington Township Hurricanes 10-and-Under Girls Softball as the Play Ball Team of the Game, presented by Nike.

· Action Math Baseball: Pirates Charities will welcome participants from the 2019 Action Math Baseball World Series to tonight’s game. Over 115 students participated in this event at PNC Park in April, the culmination of Pirates Charities Action Math Baseball program which teaches students math through baseball statistics. The winning team at the World Series was “Supa Hot Fire” from Baldwin Whitehall School District, managed by students Reeya Bista and Jackson Presto, who will be recognized on the field prior to the game and congratulated by Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington who supports the program.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -- Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals (7:05 p.m.)

· Pup Night: Fans can enjoy Bucco baseball with their pooch as the Pirates present one of 12 Pup Nights 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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -- Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals (7:05 p.m.)

· Paint Party on the Rooftop: Join the Pirates as they partner with Paint Monkey for your chance to create a Pirates masterpiece. Enjoy a pre-game painting session (canvases are pre-sketched) on the Miller Lite Rooftop and stay for the game afterwards. Tickets are $50 and include a painting class and a seat to the game. For more information visit pirates.com/paintmonkey.

· University Night with WVU: Tonight, the Pirates will host University Night with the West Virginia University. All fans who purchase University Night tickets will receive a ticket in one of two special sections and a Pirates/WVU hat. This season the Pirates will host University Nights on select dates when students, alumni, staff and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park. For complete information and a list of the 2019 University Nights visit pirates.com/universitynights.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -- Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals (12:35 p.m.)

· Military Day: Come out to support and honor our brave American military service men and women. The Pirates will wear their Military Day jerseys and special caps.

· On Field Military Ceremony: As part of today’s Military Day efforts, a group from the Helping Heroes organization will be honored during a pregame on-field ceremony and hosted in the Pirates Charities Suite. Helping Heroes, Inc is a community based, non-profit organization founded and administered by veterans and veteran supporters. It provides support services and resources to homeless and near homeless, as well as any other veterans in Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties in order to transition them to, or maintain self- sufficiency.

· 50/50 Raffle: Today’s Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle, supported by Rivers Casino, will benefit Helping Heroes.

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, 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.

Groups at PNC

A Pirates group outing is the perfect way to entertain clients, promote teamwork, strengthen relationships, and boost morale while experiencing an unforgettable event. Companies, schools, churches, associations, and teams will all enjoy special group pricing and benefits when bringing 10 or more people to PNC Park. For more information regarding purchasing a group package, call 1-800-BUY-BUCS or visit pirates.com/groups.

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 or check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Josh Bell, Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon and more.

Pirates Sheetz MTO Six-Packs

Pirates Sheetz MTO Six-Pack plans are priced as low as $120 and each package offers the ultimate flexibility throughout the season as fans are able to build their own plans and select from all games throughout the 2019 season. Prices for packages will vary as tickets are priced individually, per seating category, and based on the dynamic pricing system so fans are encouraged to buy early to lock in the lowest pricing by visiting pirates.com/6Pack.

Fan Values

· Chick-fil-A Summer Deal: Thru this great offer, fans get four tickets to any Pirates Monday through Friday game in June & July along with four Chick-fil-A® promotional cards, each good for one free Chick-fil-A Seasonal Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich & Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade to be used at local participating Chick-fil-A restaurants. For more information, visit pirates.com/summer.

· Papa John’s Student Discount: Students now have the opportunity to get $10 tickets EVERY GAME, plus free offers and special discounts from Papa John's. Tickets will be delivered exclusively through the MLB Ballpark app. For tickets and more information, visit pirates.com/students.

· Pirates Great Taste Ticket: For only $20 per ticket, the new mobile-only ticket offer includes a seat in a great seating location at PNC Park and one complimentary beverage in the new Miller Lite Skull Bar. For more information and to purchase a Great Taste Ticket, visit pirates.com/greattaste.

· 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 half off on tickets to select 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 half off to all Sunday through Friday games throughout the season. For tickets and more information visit pirates.com/pnccheckcard.

For a complete list of the 2019 Pirates promotions and special events, visit pirates.com/promotions.