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Encyclopedia > PNC Park
PNC Park
PNC Park
Facility statistics
Location 115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Broke ground April 7, 1999
Opened March 31, 2001
Owner City of Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority
Surface Grass
Construction cost $216 million
Architect HOK Sport; L.D. Astorino & Associates (Pittsburgh)
Tenants
Pittsburgh Pirates (2001-present)
Seating capacity
38,365 (2001)
Dimensions
Left Field — 325 ft (6 ft high fence)
Left-Center — 386 ft
Deep Left-Center Field — 410 ft
Center Field — 399 ft (10 ft high fence)
Right-Center — 375 ft
Right Field — 320 ft (21 ft high wall)

PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It opened in 2001, shortly after the controlled implosion of Three Rivers Stadium. PNC Park is home to the Pirates, Pittsburgh's Major League Baseball team, and is named after PNC Bank, which bought the naming rights. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 570 KB)View of Pittsburghs Golden Triangle from PNC Park. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a division of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, is an architectural practice specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark PNC Park (2001-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division titles... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular football field to an oval for cricket games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of a field or stage partly... Flag Seal Nickname: The Steel City Location Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Pennsylvania Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Bob OConnor (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 151. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark PNC Park (2001-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division titles... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... PNC Bank is the flagship subsidiary of PNC Financial Services. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ...


The stadium was built with public money after a long political debate. Mayor Tom Murphy originally proposed a sales tax increase to fund building of PNC Park and Heinz Field, but this proposal was rejected in a referendum. Mayor Murphy changed the funding plan, called it "Plan B", and put it into effect. Tom Murphy (born August 15, 1944) is a Democratic politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Heinz Field is a football stadium located just across the Ohio River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


PNC Park was the smallest of the new MLB stadiums to be built in recent years. It was the first permanent facility to be built for a MLB team that hosted fewer than 40,000 since Milwaukee County Stadium, which was later expanded. It was also the first to be built with two decks rather than three (most of the club seats are actually located within the upper deck) since County Stadium. PNC Park also has the smallest capacity of any stadium in Major League Baseball, only a few thousand seats smaller than Wrigley Field of the National League and a few hundred seats smaller than Fenway Park of the American League. The stadium includes 2,800 club seats, 69 luxury suites, and 4 party suites. Milwaukee County Stadium (locally known as just County Stadium) was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... It has been suggested that Eamus catuli be merged into this article or section. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...

PNC Park will host the 2006 MLB All-Star Game.
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PNC Park will host the 2006 MLB All-Star Game.

PNC Park is often noted for its physical beauty, with the Allegheny River and the Roberto Clemente Bridge (named for Roberto Clemente, the Pirates right fielder from 1955-1972) beyond right field (another nod to the late Hall of Famer is in right field, where the outfield fence reaches a height of 21 feet—Clemente wore number 21, which the Pirates have retired). The right field view also offers a wide view of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline across the river. An ESPN study recently named PNC Park "the best stadium in baseball." Image File history File links MLB-ASG_4925. ... Image File history File links MLB-ASG_4925. ... The Allegheny River (historically, especially in New York state, also spelled Allegany River) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River, which it forms with the Monongahela River at the downtown Pittsburghs Golden Triangle point. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, in the U.S. states... The Roberto Clemente Bridge is a 995-foot-long suspension bridge over the Allegheny River in the North Side area of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display... ESPN (formerly an initialism for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


The Allegheny River is approximately 440 feet from home plate. Only one player has hit a homerun into the river on the fly in regular season play: Daryle Ward of the Houston Astros in 2002, off Pirates pitcher Kip Wells. [[Lance Berkman], [Ryan Howard]] and David Ortiz however, have hit a home run into the river on the fly, but it was during the 2006 Century 21 Home Run Derby. Daryle Ward (born June 27, 1975 in Lynwood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman and left-hander batter who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... Kip Wells is a starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... David Ortiz (or-TEEZ, IPA: ) born David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed Big Papi (November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ...


PNC Park is just up the Allegheny River from the sites of two of the Pirates' previous ballparks, Three Rivers Stadium and Exposition Park. The latter also afforded its spectators a broad view of downtown Pittsburgh, such as it was in the early 1900s. Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... // Events and Trends Technology First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ...


On Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, PNC Park will host the 77th Annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game, as well as the All-Star Game festivities, including the Home Run Derby. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager for pitchers and reserve players. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ...



Interior escalators of PNC Park.
Interior escalators of PNC Park.

Interior escalators of PNC Park, Pittsburgh. ... Interior escalators of PNC Park, Pittsburgh. ... Escalators at Westminster tube station, London. ...

Ballpark Ratings

  • Ballpark Digest: 5/5
  • ESPN Page 2: 95/105 (first place)

External links


Preceded by:
Three Rivers Stadium
19702000
Home of the
Pittsburgh Pirates
2001–present
Followed by:
Current


The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark PNC Park (2001-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division titles... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Current ballparks in Major League Baseball
National League American League
AT&T Park | Busch Stadium | Chase Field | Citizens Bank Park | Coors Field | Dodger Stadium | Dolphin Stadium | Great American Ball Park | Miller Park | Minute Maid Park | PETCO Park | PNC Park | RFK Memorial Stadium | Shea Stadium | Turner Field | Wrigley Field Ameriquest Field | Angel Stadium of Anaheim | Comerica Park | Fenway Park | Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome | Jacobs Field | Kauffman Stadium | McAfee Coliseum | Oriole Park at Camden Yards | Rogers Centre | Safeco Field | Tropicana Field | U.S. Cellular Field | Yankee Stadium

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PNC Park - Ballparkonline.com is your guide to PNC Park. (423 words)
PNC Park, which opened in 2001, was designed by Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum and is home to Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.
PNC Park is located along the shores of the Allegheny River and provides onlookers with scenic views of the quiet waters and the downtown skyline.
PNC Park is immediately recognizable as a ballpark with masonry archways along the entry façade and charming decorative touches that all baseball fans will take note of instantly.
PNC Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
PNC Park is home to the Pirates, Pittsburgh's Major League Baseball team, and is named after PNC Bank, which bought the naming rights.
PNC Park was the smallest of the new MLB stadiums to be built in recent years.
PNC Park also has the smallest capacity of any stadium in Major League Baseball, only a few thousand seats smaller than Wrigley Field of the National League and a few hundred seats smaller than Fenway Park of the American League.
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