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 team plays its 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 park was constructed for $216 million over a 24-month span, faster than most modern stadiums.
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 park was constructed for $216 million over a 24-month span, faster than most modern stadiums.
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 attractions such as Heinz Field, PNC Park, Carnegie Science Center, National Aviary, Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory art museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Randyland, Penn Brewery, Allegheny Observatory, and Allegheny General Hospital.

North Shore (Pittsburgh)

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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.

Major League Baseball

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

Downtown Pittsburgh

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PNC Park stands just east of its predecessor along the Allegheny River with a view of the Downtown Pittsburgh skyline.

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.

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.

Forbes Field

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Built in the "retro-classic" style modeled after past venues like 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.

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.
In 2007 a street near PNC Park was named Sophie Masloff Way in honor of Masloff at her 90th birthday.

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.

Roberto Clemente

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Several tributes to former Pirate Roberto Clemente were incorporated into the ballpark, which included renaming the Sixth Street Bridge behind it in his honor.

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 the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park, which was the favorite ballpark of Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.

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.

Roberto Clemente Bridge

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Several tributes to former Pirate Roberto Clemente were incorporated into the ballpark, which included renaming the Sixth Street Bridge behind it in his honor.
It is closed to vehicular traffic on Pirates' and Steelers' game days, providing a pedestrian route to PNC Park and Heinz Field.

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.

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.

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.

PNC Financial Services

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The ballpark is sponsored by PNC Financial Services, which purchased the naming rights in 1998.

Burn It Down Tour

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Venues included four Major League Baseball stadiums: Citizens Bank Park, PNC Park, Nationals Park, and Great American Ball Park.

Ryan Howard

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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.
Howard was named to his first All-Star game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as a reserve first baseman, by the player ballot.