What's New At PNC Park For 2019

New food items, activities for kids and hats....lots of hats!

Joe DeStio
March 26, 2019 - 4:34 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The final touches are being put on PNC Park this week for the Pirates home opener Monday.

Everything looks clean and green and new at the now 18-year-old ball park.

Team president Frank Coonelly took reporters on a tour of what's new at the park this year.

One of the things fans look most forward to is the new food offerings.

They include:

“Burger Kitchen” The new concession area behind second 115 will offer a double cheeseburger with tater tots among other beef delights.

The “Riverwalk Grill” in section 114 will offer cinnamon chipotle load totchos, which is tater tots covered with cinnamon spiced pulled pork, onions, green peppers and chipotle maple syrup.

“The Familee BBQ” will offer the “Pittsburgh Cone” a waffle cone with Kielbasa, pierogi, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing.

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The “Sweet Spot” behind 107 will offer the “Shipwreck Sundae" with has marshmallows coated in chocolate with a dusting of graham crackers served on top of ice cream in a souvenir pirates helmet bowl.

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If you’re a fan looking for more of a healthy alternative “The Market” behind section 118 has a new Quinoa Blueberry Salad.

The Pirates have also expanded Stem Zone for kids located inside the Right Field Gate will features a new VR Home Run Derby and Speed Pitch experience, pitching metrics cage and a new “Kids Cast” broadcasting booth.

The Bucs have also stocked up on new jerseys and hats in the Clubhouse Store. Manager Jason Hills showed off a multi-colored cap.

“It’s just exciting; we introduced it at Spring Training, colors bright (and) exciting stuff.”

Joe DeStio


Hills added a lot of the new merchandise will be directed toward children and women.

Hills said they have 400 to 500 different styles of hats, second in the majors and that they have about 45,000 ball caps at PNC Park right now.

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