Pirates to host University Nights at PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the team will host University Nights at PNC Park to celebrate local universities on specific Wednesday dates throughout the 2016 season. Students, alumni and fans of local universities are invited to cheer on the Pirates together at PNC Park and all who purchase the special tickets will receive an official Pirates university cap.

Each University Nights ticket includes a Pirates cap in the specific university colors and a seat in either the Grandstand or Corner Box areas. Each night will also feature a social and networking opportunity, with limited availability, at the Block House Corner located at the base of the left field rotunda prior to the game. The pregame meet-up features special college pricing on select food and beverage options. Ticket prices for University Nights are $17 for Infield Grandstand and $25 for Corner Box seats and are on sale now at pirates.com/universitynights.

The debut of University Nights begins on Wednesday, May 18 with Indiana University of PA, and the complete list of the 2016 University Nights (All game times are 7:05 p.m. ET) is as follows:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Wednesday, May 18 vs Atlanta Braves

Slippery Rock University: Wednesday, May 25 vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Duquesne University: Wednesday, June 8 vs New York Mets

Robert Morris University: Wednesday, June 22 vs San Francisco Giants  

California University of Pennsylvania: Wednesday, July 20 vs Milwaukee Brewers

University of Pittsburgh: Wednesday, July 27 vs Seattle Mariners

West Virginia University: Wednesday, August 10 vs San Diego Padres 

Carnegie Mellon University/La Roche College: Wednesday, September 7 vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Point Park University: Wednesday, September 28 vs. Chicago Cubs

Tickets and caps are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Fans can purchase tickets at pirates.com/universitynights.