You could be the next Pittsburgh Pirates Fan of the Game!

Sundance Vacations partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to make a few lucky fans the Pittsburgh Pirates Fan of the Game!

What the Fan of the Game gets:

Each winner will receive (4) tickets for the game they won. The Fan of the Game will also either get to do the Honorary First Pitch, deliver the lineup card to the umpires, or participate in one of the Inning Base Changes!

How did they enter?

Fans were able to enter the contest on our website and one lucky fan was chosen per game!

Make sure to check back to see what other Pittsburgh Pirates giveaways we’ll offer!

Fan of the Game Dates:

May 28, 2017 – 3rd Inning Base Change
June 29, 2017 – 3rd Inning Base Change
July 18, 2017 – Honorary First Pitch and 6th Inning Base Change 
September 6, 2017 – Honorary First Pitch
September 24, 2017 – Line Up Card

Check out one of the previous Fan of the Game experiences!



Pittsburgh Pirates Trivia & Facts:

When did the Pittsburgh Pirates become an MLB team?

The Pittsburgh Alleghenies played their first National League game on April 30, 1887, defeating the defending league champion Chicago White Stockings, 6-2, in front of nearly 10,000 fans at Recreation Park. They were also in the first ever World Series against the Boston Americans in 1903!

How did the Pittsburgh Pirates get the nickname “Bucs” or “Buccos”?

In 1890 The Alleghenies are renamed Pirates after signing second baseman Louis Bierbauer away from the Philadelphia Athletics. The Pittsburgh Pirates are called the “Bucs” because it is a shortened version of “buccaneers,” another word for pirates. Bob Prince was the radio announcer for the Pirates, and he was the one that first referred to them as Bucs.

How many Parks has the franchise had?

The fledgling National League franchise first began at Recreation Park, located at the corners of Grant and Pennsylvania Avenues along the Fort Wayne railroad tracks. The club then moved to Exposition Park in 1891, which was situated along the Allegheny River between the PNC Park site and where Three Rivers Stadium formerly stood. After 18 years at Exposition, including hosting the first World Series in 1903, the Bucs moved to Forbes Field in Oakland on June 30, 1909. The club spent 61 seasons at Forbes before returning to the North Shore with a move to Three Rivers Stadium on July 16, 1970. Currently at PNC Park, which opened on April 9, 2001, is the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates since their inception in 1887. PNC Park has a capacity 38,362 and cost the franchise $262 million.


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