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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:51

PNC Park Seating ChartGo through a short stretch of winning while being in a position where you haven’t raised ticket prices in nearly a decade, and it adds up to time to take advantage.

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced details of their 2012 ticket pricing yesterday in which they will be raising prices for the first time since 2002. That is the current longest stretch of any club in Major League Baseball.

For one, premium seating behind home plate will see a sizeable jump. The “Lexus Club” seats ran $160-$210 in 2011. Next season, those same seats will cost between $180-$225 for single game, in advance. The “Pittsburgh Baseball Club” seats jump from $47-$52 to $50-$55 for single game, in advance

All in all, ticket prices at PNC Park went up across the board.

"We compete in a much different economic landscape than the one that existed nine years ago and we are committed to making the investments required to continue to build a winning team," said Pirates President Frank Coonelly. "The great support from our fans this season has allowed us to increase our investments in the Club. We will continue to reinvest our resources in our team, as we did with the recent acquisitions made at the trade deadline, our recent draft signings and the extension of Jose Tabata."

"We particularly appreciate the loyal support of our season ticket holders. They have been with us through the hard times. As a result, we have held season ticket prices to the smallest increases, thus resulting in even larger savings off the individual prices than in previous seasons," said Coonelly. Full season plan holders will receive a savings between 14-percent and 50-percent off of the individual ticket price, and an average savings of 27-percent.

"We also ensured that Pirates baseball remains a tremendous value for families by keeping more than a third of the ballpark priced at $20 or less for individual ticket buyers, including some seats as low as $10," said Coonelly.

In 2012, a family of four can sit in the upper grandstand between the bases for a total of only $32 ($10 for each adult ticket and $6 for each kid priced ticket), which is $20 less than those same seats cost in 2011 ($16 for adults and $10 for kids ticket).

"For full season ticket buyers, more than 50-percent of our tickets are priced at less than $20 per ticket, while more than 30-percent of our seats can be purchased for less than $10 per ticket," Coonelly added.

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE THE 2012 TICKET PRICES COMPARED TO THIS SEASON FOR THE PIRATES

 

PNC Park Seating Chart

 

2012 Per-Game Pricing
SEAT CATEGORY Advance Pricing
Single Game
Full Plan
(81 Games)
Half Plan
(41 Games)
Partial Plan
(20 Games)

Lexus Club (Row A) $225 $190 N/A N/A

Lexus Club (Rows B-J) $200 $170 $180 $190

Lexus Club (Rows K-M) $180 $150 $160 $170

Club Cambria (Rows A-B) $185 $150 $160 $170

Club Cambria (Row C) $160 $125 $135 $150

Pittsburgh Baseball Club (Rows A-C) $55 $38 $40 $42

Pittsburgh Baseball Club (Rows D-K) $50 $33 $35 $37

Dugout Box $45 $37 N/A N/A

Field Level Box $35 $27 $29 $30

Baseline Box $32 $25 $27 $28

Lower Infield Box (Rows A-Q) $35 $28 $29 $30

Infield Box (Rows R-Last) $33 $26 $27 $28

Lower Outfield Box (Rows A-Q) $28 $22/$16.04* $23 $24

Outfield Box (Rows R-Last) $24 $20/$12.33* $21 $22

Outfield Reserved $20 $13 $15 $17

Grandstand (Rows A-R) $16 $12/$9.86* $13 $15

Kids Grandstand (14 & younger) $10 $10/$9.86* $10 $10

Bleacher Reserved $17 $11/$8.63* $11 $14

Kids Bleacher Reserved (14 & younger) $10 $10/$8.63* $10 $10

Upper Grandstand (Rows S-Last) $10 $7/$4.93* $8 $9

Kids Upper Grandstand (14 & younger) $6 $6/$4.93* $6 $6

*2012 Value Plans are limited to a maximum of 500 tickets per price point.

2011 PER-GAME PRICING


Single Game
In Advance
Single Game
Day of Game
Full Season Plan 41-Game Plan 20-Game Plan 10-Game
Pick-A-Plan
Group Tickets
Lexus Club
(14-19)
$160 - $210 $110 - $160 $110 - $135 $110 - $135
Pgh Baseball Club
(207-228)
$47 - $52 $52 - $57 $33 - $38 $35 - $40 $37 - $42 $47 - $52 $35 - $40
Dugout Box
(9-13 and 20-24)
$35 $40 $32
Infield Box
(109-124)
$27 $32 $24 $25 $26 $27 $25
Baseline Box
(1-8 and 25-32)
$26 $31 $23 $24 $25 $26 $24
L/R Field Box
(105-108 and 125-128)
$24 $27 $21 $22 $23 $24 $21
Pirates Cove
(201-205)
$20 (LV) $23 (LV) $20 (LV)
Outfield Box
(101-103 and 129-132)
$20 $23 $12.33 $17 $18 $20 $18
Outfield Reserved
(139-145)
$17 $20 $12 $13 $14 $17 $15
All You Can Eat
(146-147)
$35 $40 $32
Infield Grandstand
(309-323)
$16 $18 $9.86 $12 $14 $16 $14
*Inf. Grd. - Kids
(14 & younger)
$10 $12 $9.86 $10 $10 $10 $10
Bleacher Res.
(133-138)
$14 $16 $7.40 $9 $11 $14 $13
*Bl. Res. - Kids
(14 & younger)
$8 $10 $7.40 $8 $8 $8 $8
Deck Seating
(335-339)
$12 $11
L/R Grandstand
(305-308 and 325-328)
$12 $14 $4.93 $9 $10 $12 $11
*L/R Grd. - Kids
(14 & younger)
$6 $8 $4.93 $6 $6 $6 $6
OF Grandstand
(301-303 and 329-333)
$9 $11 $4.93 $6 $7 $9 $8
Bleacher G. A. $9 $11 $8


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