The Pittsburgh Pirates have released a 2011 spring-training schedule. It’s heavy on games against Gulf Coast teams, with no games against Detroit, Atlanta or any team from the Treasure Coast.
If you’re a Twins, Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Phillies or Rays fan, you’ll enjoy the schedule: virtually all of the Pirates’ games take place against these Gulf Coast neighbors. Throw in a few games against the Blue Jays and the Astros, and you have the Pirates schedule down. The two Astros games comprise the farthest opponents for the Pirates.
Season tickets are on sale now; single-game tickets go on sale Jan. 22. Prior to the individual ticket going on sale, fans will have the opportunity to purchase special packages that will guarantee tickets for the Red Sox, Yankees, and Phillies games. These special packages will be available via the box office and internet only from Saturday, January 15 to Thursday, January 20. The two-game packages are for the following games:
Tuesday, March 1 – New York Yankees
Wednesday, March 2 – Minnesota Twins
Thursday, March 10 – Baltimore Orioles (7:05 start)
Saturday, March 12 – Philadelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 13 – Boston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 16 – Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 17 – Baltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 19 – Boston Red Sox
Below is the pricing for these two-game packages:
Box, $38; Reserved, $36; Grandstand, $22.