Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

Here's what to do before, during and after a Pirates spring training game in Bradenton.

Pirates Spring Training
McKechnie Field, spring training home to the Pittsburgh Pirates.pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com

McKechnie Field, built in 1922, is one of the oldest facilities in the Grapefruit League, and it's also one of the most endearing ones. Fans flock to games here to enjoy the old time feel of the park. After the game, visit the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium. Or take in some history at the De Soto National Memorial.

Stadium Location:

McKechnie Field
1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Fun Facts:

  • One sports blogger ranks McKechnie Field as the No. 9 ranked spring training stadium, writing "You've got to love a place that didn't even have lights until 2008."
  • Though the concession stands offer up the usual ballpark fare, Pittsburgh natives can savor hometown brews Iron City and Iron City Lite on tap at McKechnie Field.
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