Pirates announce 2016 Spring Training schedule and ticket pricing

Pirates and Reds to play at Victory Field in Indianapolis on April 2

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the team's 2016 Spring Training schedule and ticket pricing for games at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida, the club's southern home since 1969. The 31-game Florida schedule consists of 16 home games, including the intrasquad "Black and Gold" benefit game on Monday, February 29.

The Pirates are scheduled to open their 2016 Grapefruit League season against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, March 1 in Lakeland, Florida. The Pirates will then host the Tigers the following day in their Spring Training Home Opener at McKechnie Field on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:05 p.m.

A total of five of Pittsburgh's first seven Spring Training games are scheduled to be played in Bradenton and the club will play two night games at McKechnie Field; Saturday, March 26 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Sunday, March 27 against the Baltimore Orioles (both 6:05 starts).

Prior to the regular season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, the Pirates are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Reds at Victory Field in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 2 at 1:35 p.m.

The Pirates established a club record in 2015, drawing 106,038 fans to their 15 spring training home dates at McKechnie Field, including a single-season game high of 9,018 on March 18 vs. Detroit.

Season Tickets

Pirates Spring Training Season Tickets, which go on sale Monday, December 14, remain one of the best values in the Grapefruit League. Season ticket pricing is as follows:

Infield Box (Box 1-14) $388.00*

Infield Reserve $388.00*

Baseline Box (Box 15-22) $343.00*

Grandstand $208.00*

Left Field Bleachers $208.00*

Also available for unique season ticket packages are the 4Topps tables located on the McKechnie Field Boardwalk. Ticket packages for the area are $2,800 for four seats and include $800 in Bucs Bucks, to be used on ballpark concessions, per table. Each table also includes a company logo, if applicable, at no additional cost.

* Price includes tickets for every game played at McKechnie Field, including the "Black and Gold" game ticket. A portion of the proceeds from the "Black and Gold" intrasquad game will benefit the Manatee Education Foundation.

Current season ticket members will be receiving their renewal information beginning on November 30, and will have until Friday, January 15, 2016 to renew their same seats for the 2016 season.

Weekend Package

The Pirates will offer a five-game Weekend Package during Spring Training which will also go on sale Monday, December 14. The package includes tickets to all five weekend games, with two of those games being the aforementioned night games on March 26 and March 27. Other opponents in the package include the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, and Minnesota Twins.

Infield Box (Box 1-14) $140.00

Infield Reserve $140.00

Baseline Box (Box 15-22) $120.00

Grandstand $85.00

Left Field bleachers $85.00

Current Weekend Package Holders will be able to renew their packages beginning on November 30, and will have until Friday, January 15, 2016 to renew their same seats for the 2016 season.

Group Tickets

New group ticket reservations can be made starting Monday, December 14 and returning group ticket accounts from 2015 are able to purchase in advance, beginning on Monday, November 30. Groups of 15 or more are able to reserve tickets in preferred seating areas before they go on sale to individual buyers for the best opportunity to secure seats together. Other group benefits include personalized service from a team representative, in-game welcome announcement over the PA system, special group add-ons available at discounted prices, and the ability to earn special in-park experiences.

Bradenton Marauders

Pirates Spring Training season ticket members will receive a complimentary ticket to the Bradenton Marauders opening night game on Saturday, April 9 against the Fort Myers Miracle. The Marauders, the Pirates' Florida State League affiliate, play a 70-game home schedule at McKechnie Field.

"Early Bird" Pre-Sale Opportunity

Prior to the individual ticket on-sale, fans will have the opportunity to take part in an online-only "Early Bird" pre- sale from January 20-22. The "Early Bird" pre-sale will give fans the opportunity to purchase single game tickets before they go on sale to the general public. "Early Bird" pricing is different than regular single game pricing and is an alternative purchase opportunity for fans who want to be guaranteed access to the best seats to high- demand games. Prior to the "Early Bird" pre-sale, a separate pre-sale will take place for Pirates' season ticket members from January 18 and 19 at regular individual game prices.

"Early Bird" pre-sale prices will be as follows:

Infield Box (Box 1-14) $33.00

Infield Reserve $33.00

Baseline Box (Box 15-22) $29.00

Left Field bleachers $22.00

Grandstand $22.00

 

Individual Game Tickets

Individual Spring Training game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. at the McKechnie Field Box Office, online at pirates.com/springtraining, or by calling (877) 893-2827. Individual game tickets will have advanced sale pricing and day of game pricing.

Individual game ticket prices will be as follows:

Advance Sale

Infield Box (Box 1-14) $28.00

Infield Reserve     $28.00

Baseline Box (Box 15-22) $24.00

Grandstand   $17.00

Left Field Bleachers   $17.00

Standing Room   $15.00*

*Standing Room tickets available for Sold Out games only. 

 

Day of Game

Infield Box (Box 1-14) $31.00

Infield Reserve     $31.00

Baseline Box (Box 15-22) $27.00

Grandstand   $20.00

Left Field Bleachers   $20.00

Standing Room   $15.00*

*Standing Room tickets available for Sold Out games only. 

 

For more information or to purchase season tickets, group tickets, or the Weekend Package, please call (941) 747-3031. Fans can also log on to pirates.com/springtraining for the complete Pirates Spring Training schedule and to purchase individual tickets at "Early Bird" pricing starting Wednesday, January 20, or regular pricing beginning on Saturday, January 23.