Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-04-08 06:21:15 –
Posted by: Lindsay Ward
Pittsburgh (KDKA) – Fans return to PNC Park today when pirates face the Cubs at 1:35 pm for the first time in almost two years.
When fans come back, they can enjoy their pre-pandemic life, but once they enter PNC Park, many changes are made for the pandemic.
First and foremost, the park has only 25% capacity to allow the CDC’s recommended 6-foot distance. In other words, there are only about 9,000 people.
Everything around the park, including concessions and clubs, will be cashless.
Pirates have new signs throughout the park that let people know where they can walk and sit. This is all part of an effort to keep everyone safe and enjoy baseball games.
Except for eating and drinking, you always need a mask.
As of today, Pirates only sells tickets for the first two months of the season, but are subject to change based on CDC recommendations.
They want to allow more fans as the summer progresses.
Important Note – Tailgates are not allowed outside PNC Park.
Today, when pirates enter the battlefield, it will be a special day for pirate fans, but also a monumental day for their local family, Bednar.
David Bednar played baseball in the Pittsburgh area and grew up watching pirates.
Two years ago, after being drafted in the 35th round, he went against the odds and entered the major leagues.
See: David Bednar Living a Childhood Dream
Following off-season trades, he is now pitching for his boyhood team.
Today he is expected to make his pitching debut at PNC Park and his parents couldn’t get any more excited.
“I hope we don’t faint,” said Sue Bednar, David’s mother. “It will be great and I hope we can see it.”
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 1:35 pm, Click here for the weather forecast for the first day of Ron Smiley!!
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