PNC Park

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PNC Park is a baseball park located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.wikipedia
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Pittsburgh Pirates

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It is the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. On September 5, 1991, Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff proposed a new 44,000-seat stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the city's North Side.
The Pirates play their home games at PNC Park; the team previously played at Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium, the latter of which was named after its location near the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers.

Three Rivers Stadium

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It opened during the 2001 MLB season, after the controlled implosion of the Pirates' previous home, Three Rivers Stadium.
After its closing, Three Rivers Stadium was imploded in 2001, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers moved into newly built stadiums: PNC Park and Heinz Field, respectively.

Heinz Field

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Funded in conjunction with Heinz Field and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $216 million park stands along the Allegheny River, on the North Shore of Pittsburgh with a view of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Funded in conjunction with PNC Park and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $281 million (equivalent to $ million in ) stadium stands along the Ohio River, on the Northside of Pittsburgh in the North Shore neighborhood.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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Funded in conjunction with Heinz Field and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $216 million park stands along the Allegheny River, on the North Shore of Pittsburgh with a view of Downtown Pittsburgh.
The initial David L. Lawrence Convention Center was completed on the site on February 7, 1981, but as part of a renewal plan the new, completely redesigned center was opened in 2003 and funded in conjunction with nearby Heinz Field and PNC Park.

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PNC Park is a baseball park located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The North Side is also home to many popular attractions such as Heinz Field, PNC Park, Carnegie Science Center, National Aviary, Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory installation art museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Randyland, Highmark SportsWorks, Penn Brewery, and Allegheny Observatory.

North Shore (Pittsburgh)

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Funded in conjunction with Heinz Field and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $216 million park stands along the Allegheny River, on the North Shore of Pittsburgh with a view of Downtown Pittsburgh. PNC Park is a baseball park located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The neighborhood is home to Heinz Field, PNC Park and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Populous (company)

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Kansas City-based Populous (then HOK Sport), which designed many other major league ballparks of the late 20th and early 21st century, designed the ballpark.
PNC Park, Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Pirates (2001)

Major League Baseball

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It is the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.

Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)

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The site selected for the ballpark is just upriver from the site of early Pirates home field Exposition Park.
The final version of the ballpark was between the eventual sites of Three Rivers Stadium and PNC Park.

Downtown Pittsburgh

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Funded in conjunction with Heinz Field and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the $216 million park stands along the Allegheny River, on the North Shore of Pittsburgh with a view of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Roberto Clemente Bridge (formerly 6th St Bridge) connects 6th Street Downtown to Federal Street on the North Shore at PNC Park

Thomas J. Murphy Jr.

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In 1996, Masloff's successor, Tom Murphy, created the "Forbes Field II Task Force".
Against public opposition, he secured $1 billion (along with Allegheny County Commissioners Bob Cranmer and Mike Dawida) in funding for the development of Heinz Field, PNC Park, and a new David L. Lawrence Convention Center that in 2003 would become the largest certified "green" building in the United States.

Sophie Masloff

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On September 5, 1991, Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff proposed a new 44,000-seat stadium for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the city's North Side.
She was the first public figure to suggest that the city's baseball and football teams each have their own stadiums. Her vision was eventually implemented years after she left office. The success of retro-style ballparks such as Cleveland's Jacobs Field and Baltimore's Camden Yards eventually led to the building of PNC Park and of Heinz Field, a separate football stadium.

Forbes Field

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Built in the style of "classic" stadiums, such as Pittsburgh's Forbes Field, PNC Park also introduced unique features, such as the use of limestone in the building's facade.
Today, the statue stands at the home plate entrance of PNC Park.

2008 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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Before the 2008 season, the Pirates made multiple alterations to PNC Park.
This was their eighth season at PNC Park.

2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The stadium hosted the Century 21 Home Run Derby the previous evening; Ryan Howard, of the Philadelphia Phillies, won the title.
The game was held on July 11, 2006 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.

Kasota limestone

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PNC Park was built with Kasota limestone shipped from a Minnesota river valley, to contrast the brick bases of other modern stadiums.
PNC Park, the home of the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Citi Field

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Different elements of PNC Park were used in the design of New York's Citi Field.
Citi Field's interior design is primarily influenced by PNC Park, which was the favorite ballpark of Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.

Roberto Clemente

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There was popular sentiment by fans for the Pirates to name the stadium after former outfielder Roberto Clemente.
PNC Park, the home ballpark of the Pirates which opened in 2001, includes a right field wall 21 ft high, in reference to Clemente's uniform number and his normal fielding position during his years with the Pirates. The Pirates originally erected a statue in memory of Clemente at Three Rivers Stadium, an honor previously awarded to Honus Wagner. The statue was moved to PNC Park when it opened, and stands at the corner near the Roberto Clemente Bridge. An identical smaller statue was unveiled in Newark, New Jersey's Branch Brook Park in 2012. The team considered naming PNC Park after Clemente, but despite popular sentiment the team chose instead to sell the naming rights to locally based PNC Financial Services, with the bridge being renamed after him considered a compromise.

2014 National League Wild Card Game

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The 2014 and 2015 National League Wild Card games were also played at PNC Park.
It was held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 2014, starting at 8:07 p.m. EDT.

Kevin McClatchy

Discussions about a new ballpark took place, but were never seriously considered until entrepreneur Kevin McClatchy purchased the team in February 1996.
He affirmed that he was frustrated with his own team, referencing popular and political complaints about the "promise" he made that the publicly funded PNC Park would provide the owners will all the resources they needed to field a winning team.

Todd Ritchie

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The first pitch—a ball—was thrown from Pittsburgh's Todd Ritchie to Barry Larkin.
He was their Opening Day starter in, on in which he went 11-15; on July 13 of that year, in a scoreless game against the Kansas City Royals at PNC Park, he had a no-hitter broken up with one out in the ninth by a Luis Alicea single.

2013 National League Wild Card Game

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On October 1, 2013, the Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds in the 2013 National League Wild Card Game.
It was held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 1, 2013.

Roberto Clemente Bridge

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Shortly after the naming rights deal was announced, the city of Pittsburgh renamed the 6th Street Bridge near the southeast corner of the site of the park the Roberto Clemente Bridge as a compromise to fans who had wanted the park named after Clemente.
It is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates' and Steelers' game days, providing a pedestrian route to PNC Park and Heinz Field.

PNC Financial Services

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The ballpark is sponsored by PNC Financial Services, which purchased the naming rights in 1998.
PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team

Honus Wagner

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Statues of Pirates' Hall of Famers Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell and Bill Mazeroski are positioned at various points outside of PNC Park.
It now stands outside the main gate of PNC Park.