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Pittsburgh Pirates

Bad news, Bucs fans: No more Popi’s!

A spring-training landmark is no more, as the Pittsburgh Pirates closed down Popi’s Place, a breakfast spot across from McKechnie Field, and announced plans to raze the building in April.

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McKechnie Field upgrades approved

Renovations of McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will go ahead in time for completion for Spring Training 2013. The $7.5 million upgrades will add new seating and a wraparound concourse to the ballpark, which will be 90 years old next spring. Other improvements on tap include: A new center-field boardwalk area […]

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Renovations on tap for McKechnie Field

Renovations at McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, could be completed in time for 2013 spring training if Bradenton and Manatee County approve $8 million in spending. From Ballpark Digest: The redesign of the classic ballpark calls for a reconfiguration of the seating bowl, with two distinctive seating areas replaced by seating […]

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Pirates release 2012 spring sched

The Pittsburgh Pirates released a 2012 spring-training schedule that begins with an intrasquad game on March 2 and includes home games with the Red Sox, Yankees and Phillies. You can view the schedule here. The Pirates reconfigured the pricing options at McKechnie Stadium for 2012. New: an Outfield Box section where the prices are slightly […]

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