The Pirates are scheduled to open their 2017 Grapefruit League season with two games on Saturday, February 25; they will host the Baltimore Orioles at 1:05 p.m. and will also play the Rays in Port Charlotte at 1:05 p.m.
A total of five of Pittsburgh’s final six Grapefruit League games are scheduled to be played in Bradenton, which will include back-to-back night games on Monday, March 27 against the Minnesota Twins and Tuesday, March 28 against the Boston Red Sox (both 6:05 p.m. starts).
Prior to the regular season opener against the Red Sox in Boston on April 3, the Pirates are scheduled to play two games against the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on Friday, March 31 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 1:05 p.m.
The Pirates drew a total of 103,762 fans to 15 spring training home dates at McKechnie Field in 2016, the second-highest season attendance figure behind the club-record 106,038 posted in 2015.
Season tickets go on sale Monday, November 28, with general tickets on sale Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. The Pirates offer a variety of packages, including a weekend package.
Prior to the individual ticket on-sale, fans will have the opportunity to take part in an online-only “Early Bird” pre-sale from January 18-19.The “Early Bird” pre-sale will give fans the opportunity to purchase single game tickets before they go on sale to the general public. “Early Bird” pricing is different than regular single game pricing and is an alternative purchase opportunity for fans who want to be guaranteed access to the best seats to high-demand games.Prior to the “Early Bird” pre-sale, a separate pre-sale will take place for Pirates’ season ticket members from January 16 and 17 at regular individual game prices.