Pirates announce upgrades coming to PNC Park

PITTSBURGH — Pirates fans will be in for a newly enhanced experienced when they return to PNC Park ahead of the April 7 opener.

The Pirates announced a list of upgrades coming to the stadium on Thursday.

The first improvement fans will see will be at the entrances. The Pirates will be using Evolv screening technology to help speed up the process of getting attendants into the stadium.

There will also be a wide variety of upgrades to the dining experience in the park.

With the help of ARAMARK, the Pirates will be installing a new walk-in market along the first base side of the stadium and a “fan favorites express” on the third base side. There will also be new walk-through beer markets.

Different kiosks will also be added throughout the stadium. Touchless self-checkout Mashgin kiosks will be at the express markets. The touchless kiosks do not require bar codes. Fans will also be able to order food in Pops’ Plaza with self-ordering kiosks that will be added to the area.

The upgrades to ticketing and food were not the only improvements announced by the Pirates this year.

RELATED COVERAGE >>> Pirates prepare PNC Park for baseball with upgrades; Helicopter used to install new scoreboard

A new LED scoreboard was installed and changes were made to the sound system.

“As we continue to evolve the Best Ballpark in America, our goal is to build upon what makes PNC Park so special and provide an exciting and memorable game-day experience for our fans,” said Pirates President Travis Williams. “The improvements to our main concourse come after discussions with the fans. They want more of the popular items made at a high quality and served as quickly as possible so that they can get back to their seats and enjoy the baseball game. These upgrades to improve entry into the ballpark, flow of the concourse and speed of service are a direct result of their feedback. We cannot wait to invite them back to PNC Park for the 2023 MLB season and see them enjoy these improvements.”

Download the FREE WPXI News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Channel 11 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch WPXI NOW