TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pirates home opener to restrict traffic

Opening Day details

More information is available at the following websites:

www. pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com

www.pittsburghparking.com

www.gatewayclipper.com

www.pghwaterlimo.com

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The Pirates' home opener on Monday — the 13th at PNC Park — will result in some restrictions for regular weekday commuters, but fans planning to attend the game have several options for getting to the ballpark.

Gates at PNC Park will open at 11:30 a.m. with pregame ceremonies scheduled to begin about 12:40 p.m., according to Pirates officials. The first pitch in the game against the Chicago Cubs is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

Fans looking to avoid the traffic gridlock surrounding the ball yard can park for $5 in any of nine Downtown parking garages and take a free “T” ride or walk to PNC Park. The Roberto Clemente Bridge will close to vehicle traffic beginning at 10 a.m.

Garages charging $5 on game days are Ft. Duquesne and Sixth Street, Ninth and Penn, Third Avenue, Oliver, Mellon Square Wood/Allies, Smithfield/Liberty, First Side and B&B. A map showing the location of the garages is available at the Pittsburgh Parking Authority website, www.pittsburghparking.com.

Parking lots and garages on the North Shore will be closed to commuter traffic, and event rates will apply when they open at 9:30 a.m.

For fans looking for an alternative to walking or taking public transportation to the ballpark, two companies are offering water taxi services. The Gateway Clipper Fleet will run a shuttle service from its dock at Station Square in the South Side starting at 10:30 a.m. Return trips will run for half an hour after the game. The cost is $5 a person one way and $10 for a round-trip ticket. Children 6 and younger ride for free. For more details, call 412-355-7980.

Pittsburgh Water Limo will begin ferrying fans to the stadium about 1 12 hours before the game from its dock near the Cork Factory at 23rd Street in the Strip District. Riders who make reservations also can be picked up at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Trips to PNC run about every half-hour, and the shuttle will operate for half an hour after the game.

The cost is $7 for a round-trip ticket and $4 for children 10 or younger. One-way tickets cost $4. For details or to make reservations, call 412-221-5466.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7987 or tlarussa@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Pittsburgh adjusting to new bicycle lane, ‘stop boxes’
  2. Icy roads, cold causing school delays, wrecks in Western Pa.
  3. Brashear High ‘little libraries’ program rolls out
  4. Environmental teachers glean new ideas from networking
  5. Newsmaker: Cindy Marzock
  6. Second African penguin chick hatches at National Aviary
  7. Fall from Hazelwood roof kills man
  8. Pittsburgh fraud case, Uganda-based counterfeiting racket linked
  9. The Exchange offers reward for information that leads to the arrest of person who shot Ross clerk
  10. German firm Nextbike to provide first 500 bikes for Pittsburgh sharing program
  11. Body found on Clairton Boulevard in Pleasant Hills
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.