Pirates 2023 Tickets Guide
The 2022 season was an ominous anniversary for the Pirates - it marked the 30th year since their last division title. Following another 100-loss campaign, the franchise seems no closer to that elusive N.L. Central crown.
For the first three months of the 2022 season, Pirates tickets were the 20th most popular MLB ticket on RateYourSeats.com. But by the All-Star break, that ranking dropped to 27th (of 30).
The team added a number of veterans to complement their young roster, and there doesn't seem to be a runaway favorite in the division. If the team can play competitive baseball to start the season, Pirates tickets may see a surge in interest in 2023.
Where to Buy Pirates Tickets
Pirates season tickets for the 2023 season are available at mlb.com/pirates.
A membership includes game tickets, early stadium entry, ticket pre-sale opportunities and more.
Pirates single-game tickets are on sale from the box office.
You can also purchase tickets for all games at RateYourSeats.com. The PNC Park interactive seating chart allows you to compare thousands of tickets for every home game all at once.
Group Tickets and Packages
For fans who don't want to commit to an 81-game season ticket package, the Pirates offer plans with similar benefits and fewer games.
Among these offerings are half-season plans and 21-game plans. The team also offers mini plans, which include flexible 6-game plans or ticket vouchers that can be redeemed however you want.
Groups of 10 or more visiting PNC Park can take advantage of group discounts and have their name put on the scoreboard. Other benefits include free tickets for future games and memorabilia.
Besides traditional seating, there are a number of unique spaces that can host groups. These include the Picnic Park, Rooftop and The Porch.
How Much are Pirates Tickets?
2023 Ticket Prices
The Pirates did not make any formal announcements regarding ticket prices for the 2023 season.
Generally speaking, Pirates tickets on the secondary market are one of the more affordable options in Major League Baseball. The average get-in price for most of 2022 was one of the ten-lowest figures in the league for most of the year.
Through the first two months of this year, 2023 Pirates tickets are averaging 10% less than the first two months of last year. We expect this trend to continue if the Pirates have trouble winning games.
Cheap Pirates Tickets
Most of the cheap Pirates games at PNC Park are at the beginning of the season against teams expected to struggle. This includes series against the Reds, Rockies and Diamondbacks.
Cheaper tickets are also available for afternoon games during the week. This includes 13 games on a Wednesday or Thursday with a 12:35 pm start time. This is one of the best ways to find a good deal for one of the Astros, Dodgers or Cubs games.
Key Series in 2023
The Pirates play 22 different teams at PNC Park in 2023. This includes all teams from the National League and eight teams from the A.L.
This will be the first time in the wild card era that the Pirates have played all six division winners at home in the same season. In addition to the N.L. teams they play every year, they'll see the Guardians, Astros and Yankees at home in 2023.
Here are the hottest Pirates matchups and tickets for 2023:
White Sox vs. Pirates - Apr 7-9
For more than 50 years at the beginning of the 20th century, the Pirates only opened their season against the Reds, Cardinals or Cubs. This year they'll start off with an inter-league battle against the White Sox.
Assuming the weather is nice, this weekend series should draw decent crowds as the 2023 season gets underway in Pittsburgh.
- Apr 7Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Apr 8Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Apr 9Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
Phillies vs. Pirates - Jul 28-30
Coming off a World Series appearance, expect a lot of Phillies fans to head west on I-76 for this weekend matchup.
Expect sections 10-13 above the visitor dugout to be painted red all three days.
- Jul 28Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Jul 29Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Jul 30Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
Yankees vs. Pirates - Sep 15-17
The end-of-year schedule for the Pirates includes this series with the Yankees, nearly two weeks away from PNC Park and then the final home series of the year.
With so many New York transplants living in Pittsburgh, it wouldn't be surprising to see Pirates fans out-numbered in the stands.
- Sep 15New York Yankees at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Sep 16New York Yankees at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
- Sep 17New York Yankees at Pittsburgh PiratesTickets for this event are no longer available
Best Ticket Options at PNC Park
Tickets close to the field are the best to catch a Pirates game. Sitting between sections 6 and 27 is a great place to watch the game and get up close to see favorite players.
Within that group of sections is the Home Plate Club in sections 14-19. These seats directly behind home plate come with additional exclusive amenities.
The table below lists top ticket options with the lowest price for the rest of the season (as of Dec. 4, 2023) and a link to explore seats.
The cheapest PNC Park seats are typically in the Grandstand seats or 300 level. The outfield sections (135-147) are also a good option for those who do not want to be high up.
If you are looking for cheap tickets without amenities, the best place to look is in the Infield Box seats. Sitting here brings you closer at a lower price than the more premium options.
2023 Changes at PNC Park
PNC Park has no seating upgrades for 2023, but there are changes to the fan experience. In the offseason, the park upgraded about 8,415 square feet of concourse space, including concessions and the clubhouse store.
Best 2023 Pirates Giveaways & Promos
The Pirates have a fun promotional schedule for fans during the 2023 season. There is something for everyone, including the furry friends with dedicated "Pup Nights".
Other highlights include giveaways of Ke'Bryan Hayes and David Bednar bobbleheads, Pirates bucket hats, and several fireworks nights.
Some of the best promotional games of the year include:
- Jun 3St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh PiratesOneil Cruz Bobblehead First 20,000 FansTickets for this event are no longer available
- Jun 10New York Mets at Pittsburgh PiratesKe'Bryan Hayes Bobblehead First 20,000 FansTickets for this event are no longer available
- Jun 30Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh PiratesPirates Bucket Hat - Bucco Luau Weekend First 20,000 FansTickets for this event are no longer available
- Jul 29Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh PiratesDavid Bednar Bobblehead First 20,000 FansTickets for this event are no longer available