The Pittsburgh Pirates ran into a buzz saw at the very end of last season, hosting the San Francisco Giants in the Wild Card play-in game at PNC Park. Unfortunately, toeing the rubber that evening was Madison Bumgarner who went on to pitch a historic postseason, bringing home the World Series Trophy to the Bay Area.
Nonetheless, it was a good year for Pittsburgh as they continued the momentum of their 2013 campaign and made a second consecutive playoff. And 2015 hopes to be just as good. With the season right around the corner, we took a look at how Pirates Spring Training tickets look like on the secondary ticket market.
Playing at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida, the Pirates will host fifteen home games this spring. According to TiqIQ, the average ticket price for their fifteen McKechnie Field games is just $50, with tickets starting at under $20 for several matchups. The two most expensive games at McKechnie are March 12th and 21st when the Boston Red Sox come to town from Fort Myers, Florida. The average price for the 12th and 21st is $72 and $73, respectively.
On the other side of the spectrum, the cheapest game is March 9th against the Minnesota Twins. The average price is just $36 for that game and tickets start at $18. There is one other game with a lower starting point – March 4th against the Toronto Blue Jays – with the get-in price at $17, though the average price is slightly higher at $39.
Fans looking to attend a Spring Training game this year should make sure to review all available travel options at Hipmunk.com. Flights to Sarasota, Florida will most likely be the most convenient way of getting down to Bradenton as the stadium is located just a few miles north of the airport. Sarasota hotels at Hipmunk have room rates for as low as $87 so you’ll be able to find several affordable lodging opportunities on the site as well.
The Pirates are coming off two straight impressive seasons and will look to make 2015 the third in a row that they enter the postseason. Fans who want to see the Buccos get the year started should make sure to get down to Bradenton and see the Pirates in Spring Training action!