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PNC Park's location on the Allegheny River waterfront overlooking the downtown Pittsburgh skyline gives Pittsburgh Pirates fans the most spectacular view of any ballpark whenever the Pirates play home games.  With seating for just over 18,000 people, PNC Park delivers an intimate viewing experience with all of the conveniences of being right in the middle of a vibrant city.

Open since 2001, PNC Park embodies a classic stadium style with two decks and natural grass playing fields.  Steel trusses honor Steel City's industrial past while giving you the best of the newly-trendy 21st century Pittsburgh:  a beautiful riverside ballpark concourse, lots of great places to eat with an emphasis on local cuisine and craft breweries, and game day pedestrian-only access to the ballpark from the Golden Triangle (aka Downtown Pittsburgh) across the picturesque Roberto Clemente bridge.

In addition to Pittsburgh Pirates home games, PNC Park also hosts outdoor concerts by internationally famous musicians.

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PNC Park Hotel Recommendations

10 Closest Hotels to PNC Park 

Walk to PNC Park from these North Side Pittsburgh hotels in less than 5 minutes:

  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore - Just a block away from PNC Park and a short walk to Rivers Casino, with inexpensive onsite parking and a hotel shuttle to Downtown Pittsburgh - Compare Rates  -   Find Discounts
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh - All-Suites hotel next to the ballpark with affordable rates and convenient hotel shuttle to other parts of the city - Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh North Shore - 2-minute walk to PNC Park, affordable rates, easy parking; ask for a room on the quieter non-highway side - Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh North Shore - Across the street from PNC Park and easy walking distance to Acrisure Center, restaurants, and nightlife - Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts

Or stay across from the Allegheny Riverfront Park and stroll across the scenic Clemente Bridge to PNC Park - maybe a 10 minute walk:

  • Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel - Located in an iconic Pittsburgh building with a riverfront location - ask for a room with a view of PNC Park! - Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts

Downtown Pittsburgh & East Liberty Hotels Close to PNC Park

Choosing a Downtown Pittsburgh hotel lets you explore this neighborhood's lively dining and nightlife scene while still being just a 5-minute walk across the Clemente Bridge (or free T ride) to PNC Park.  Here are our top picks at different price points:

  • Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Pittsburgh - Nice hotel with spacious rooms and suites at affordable rates.  Ask for a room with a view of Downtown - Compare Rates  -   Find Discounts
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh - Great location and affordable rates, plus all the style and comfort that's made the Kimpton brand a favorite.  Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown - Wonderful location next to Market Square and plenty of fun places to eat and drink - Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts
  • Fairmont Pittsburgh - Luxury hotel offering top amenities and service, and a modern vibe with hints of famous Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol.  Surrounded by many restaurants of all types.  Ask for a room with a view across the city to the river.  Compare Rates  -  Find Discounts

Experience the hippest part of Pittsburgh by staying in the East Liberty neighborhood, less than 4 miles from PNC Park:

  • Ace Hotel Pittsburgh - Known for its hipster vibe and fun ambiance, minimalist furnishings (expect a super-comfy platform bed but no dresser), huge windows and high ceilings, and an excellent onsite restaurant featuring local cuisine such as pierogies.  Once a YMCA, the hotel retained the original basketball court - so join a pickup game or two during your stay!  Compare Rates   -   Find Discounts

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PNC Park Seating Map

For the best views of the Downtown Pittsburgh skyline and the river, choose seats on the third base side of the field - although you can expect fairly spectacular views wherever you sit in PNC Park. 

The ballpark's design gives you excellent sightlines of the field wherever you sit. 

PNC Park Seating Map

PNC Park seating map courtesy of TicketLiquidator

You'll enter PNC Park through the Outfield entrances if you walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh, or at the Home Plate entrance if you're already on the North Shore.

Walk up the stairs or ramps, or take the escalator to reach the ballpark's main concourse and upper levels.  You can enjoy wonderful city skyline views from just about every point as you walk along the concourse.

Getting to PNC Park


115 Federal Street, on Pittsburgh's North Shore across the Allegheny River from Downtown Pittsburgh

Transportation to PNC Park

The easiest way to get to PNC Park is to walk, which you can easily do if you're staying near the ballpark in the North Shore or Downtown neighborhoods.  The Roberto Clemente Bridge becomes pedestrian-only before Pirates games at PNC Park, so you can enjoy beautiful river and skyline views as you walk across it with crowds of Yinzers and out-of-town fans.

Next best in terms of not getting stuck in traffic congestion around PNC Park is to take the "T" - Pittsburgh's light rail system - to the North Side T Station located across Robinson Street from the ballpark's Home Plate entrance.  Board at the "Golden Triangle" stations in Downtown Pittsburgh and ride for free. 

You can also park near the North Shore's Allegheny T Station, the First Avenue Garage next to the First Avenue T Station, or the Mellon Square Garage near the Wood Street T Station and ride for free from those stations to the North Side Station.

Otherwise, drive to one of the South Hills T Stations (1,900+ parking spaces) and take the T downtown to the Wood Street or Gateway Center Station and walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge to PNC Park.  Or park in a garage near any other T station, and hop on board to the ballpark. 

Parking near PNC Park

To avoid spending more time than necessary in snarled traffic, follow this simple parking rule:  Park on the North Shore if you're driving in from the north, and park Downtown if you're driving in from the east, south, or west. 

Best (ie, close and affordable) North Shore parking near PNC Park includes the Pirates' official parking lots near the ballpark, especially Lots 7A, 7B, 7C, or 7D, Allegheny Center Garage (100 South Commons), and the North Shore Garage (12 E. Robinson Street near the Andy Warhol Museum). 

Use this map to locate North Shore parking lots and garages near PNC Park on Pittsburgh's North Shore:

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North Shore Pittsburgh parking guide map courtesy of Alco Parking

Downtown Pittsburgh offers 20,000+ parking spaces.  Game day and concert rates tend to be cheaper than on the North Shore, especially at the city's many municipal parking garages and garages located here.  This map shows you their locations:

Downtown Pittsburgh Parking Garages

Map showing Downtown Pittsburgh parking garages courtesy of Pittsburgh Parking Authority

Flying to Pittsburgh for a Game or Concert at PNC Park?

Pittsburgh International Airport is located about 20 miles from PNC Park/Downtown Pittsburgh. 

The cheapest although not necessarily the fastest or most convenient way to get from the airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is on the West Busway (28X Airport Flyer), which runs about every 30 minutes and costs just a few dollars one way. 

Ride-sharing services as well as taxis are officially permitted to pick up/drop off passengers at the airport. 

Eat & Celebrate In & Near PNC Park

Where to Eat & Drink Inside PNC Park

Inside PNC Park, you'll find at least 40 food and drink concessions including lots of local spots, a couple of food courts, and a few slightly fancier options.  Look for Smorgasburgh (Section 110) for lots of local choices and craft beers, Just4u (Section 128/129) for gluten-free and vegetarian fare, Manny's (behind center field seats) for awesome BBQ, pulled pork, and burgers, and Pop's Plaza Food Court (Section 129) for a big choice of ballpark favorites.  When the weather is good, head straight to the Hall of Fame Club on the club level behind left field and grab seats on the outdoor patio overlooking Riverwalk.

Outside the ballpark, sample Pittsburgh's thriving brewpub scene famous for its craft beers and tasty food including local specialties.  With PNC Park and Heinz Field less than half a mile apart, plenty of sports bars and casual spots to eat and drink fill the North Shore, with even more choices across the Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Here are some you won't want to miss, as well as a couple of hotel bars to check out:

North Shore Bars & Restaurants near PNC Park

  • Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 (393 North Shore Drive) - Owned by a famous former Steeler halfback (and located slightly closer to Heinz Field than PNC Park), this popular spot features a beer of the month, gluten-free options, top-qualify beef, and local sourcing when possible, plus they make everything from scratch.  Go for the street tacos, pierogi flatbread, any of the steaks and burgers, and don't miss the addictively-delicious nutella cheesecake.
  • Beerhead Bar & Eatery (110 Federal Street in the Boggs Building across from the ballpark) - Love beer?  You'll find hundreds of choices here, including craft beers from around the country.  If you want to eat there too, bring your own food or order from the delivery menus they keep on hand.
  • McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon (211 North Shore Drive) - Known as a Pirate's bar, McFadden's offers beer and food specials before each game.  Look for standard bar food, including extensive sauce selections for wings, and Irish flavors such as the Guinness-battered haddock used in their tasty fish sandwich.

Downtown Pittsburgh Food & Drink

  • Meat & Potatoes (649 Penn Ave) - Choose the rib eye steak for two and customize your sauces, sides, and potatoes, go for a burger with a side of poutine, or indulge in any of the other meat-centric specialties. Mussels and frites hit the spot too!
  • Union Standard (Union Trust Building, 524 William Penn Place) - With a raw bar featuring shellfish from across the Northeast, a wood-fired rotisserie and grill making wood-grilled wings and other specialties, and an emphasis on fresh local ingredients, you'll find a lot to love at Union Standard for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
  • Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room (139 7th Street) - Craft beers on tap, pizza, salads, and Italian specialties emphasizing local seasonal produce with almost everything made from scratch, including the delicious fresh mozzarella, pastas, and desserts.

Pittsburgh Hotel Bars & Restaurants

  • Biergarten at Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Downtown) - Relax on the Biergarten's appealing 9th floor rooftop patio bar and enjoy a winning combination of European beverages, German specialties to munch on, pub games, and sweeping city views.
  • Whitfield at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh (East Liberty neighborhood) - This highly rated restaurant pays homage to locally sourced fresh products and cuisine while serving up memorable meals.

Tailgating at PNC Park

Most tailgating takes place in the North Shore parking lots around PNC Park, which typically open 4 hours prior to PNC Park game time and 5 hours prior to concerts.   There's no need to have a car to participate - lots of fans arrive on foot or by T with a rolling cooler.  Alcohol is permitted, but alcohol sales are not, so bring the amount of beer you expect to consume.

The smell of sausages sizzling on grills will make your mouth water, even if you've just eaten, so if you're not planning to grill, bring at least a sandwich or chips so that you don't starve.  Cooking grills are permitted only in outdoor lots (not garages), and no open fires are permitted anywhere.  

Some lots prohibit tents, beach umbrellas, and portable or personal toilets. 

The city occasionally implements tailgating restrictions such as opening stadium parking lots closer to game or concert start time as part of an ongoing effort to reduce trash left behind by tailgaters.

PNC Park's Food and Beverage Policy in a Nutshell

PNC Park lets you bring sealed bottled water in clear disposable plastic and no larger than 24 ounces and other beverages such as kids' juice boxes, but no alcohol, carbonated beverages, sports drinks, cans, glass bottles, or thermoses.  Any food and beverages you bring must fit into a soft-sided bag no larger than 16" x 16" x 8".  You cannot bring outside food or beverages into the Lexus Club, Suite Level, or Jim Beam Left Field Lounge and Porch areas.

More Pittsburgh Attractions & Things to Do

Visiting Pittsburgh to attend a PNC Park event?  Don't miss these top attractions and fun things to do:

  • Top Pittsburgh Attractions - Heinz Field and the Pittsburgh Steelers, PPG Paints Arena and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Andy Warhol Museum (117 Sandusky, 2-minute walk from PNC Park), Penn Brewery tours, Market Square (intersection of Market Street and Forbes Ave - restaurants, street vendors, Christmas Market, and cool architecture), Rivers Casino (777 Casino Drive, 1 block from Acrisure Center)
  • Kids' Favorites in Pittsburgh - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (10 Children's Way, close to PNC Park), Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium (1 Wild Place), Carnegie Science Center (1 Allegheny Drive, across from Acrisure Center)

PNC Park Photos & Posters

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