PNC Park is home to the Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, located on the north shore of downtown Pittsburgh. The stadium is often ranked among baseball’s most beautiful venues, drawing fans near and far who wish to take in a game in one of MLB’s cathedrals. The popularity of the park and its downtown location mean that finding parking near the stadium can be a hassle. Our guide features everything fans might want to know about PNC Park parking, so you won’t have to worry about missing a single pitch! Keep reading to learn more about finding the cheapest, most convenient parking spaces, along with info about tailgating options, reserving parking online, directions to the stadium, official lots, and more.
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The Pirates have partnered with Parking Panda to offer online parking reservations. Check out their options in the map below!
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Fans headed to PNC Park should heed one cardinal rule: if you’re driving in from the north of the stadium, park on the North Shore. If you’re coming from the west, south, or east, park across the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh and walk across the Clemente bridge to the park. The North Shore features the Pirate’s official parking options, including Gold Lots 1-4, and Red Lots 5, 6, and 7. Most of the North Shore parking facilities are operated by Alco Parking.
Downtown Pittsburgh parking tends to be a bit cheaper than the North Shore options. Fans headed to PNC Park can easily hop on the “T” train service and ride it to the stadium for free! Check out a few recommended parking options in both locations in the sections below.
North Shore Parking Map
North Shore Parking Rates
|Lot Name||Game Day Rate||Reservations?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|North – Gold Lot 4||$20||n/a||0.1 mi||3 Mins|
|North – Gold Lot 1||$15||n/a||0.1 mi||3 Mins|
|North – Gold Lot 2||$21||Book Now!||0.1 mi||3 Mins|
|W. General Robinson Garage||$19||Book Now!||0.1 mi||3 Mins|
|Northshore Garage||$19||Book Now!||0.1 mi||2 Mins|
|Red Lot 6||$35||Book Now!||0.1 mi||2 Mins|
|Carnegie Science Center – North Lot||$14||Book Now!||0.7 mi||Free Shuttle!|
|Nova Place Garage||$16||Book Now!||0.2 mi||4 Mins|
**prices and availability for the parking locations above are subject to change.
|Lot Name||Game Day Rate||Distance to Gate||Walking Time||GPS|
|Ft. Dusquesne & Sixth St Garage||$7||0.4 mi||9 Mins||Go!|
|Riverfront Center Garage||$16||0.5 mi||11 Mins||Go!|
|Ninth & Penn Garage||$6||0.6 mi||13 Mins||Go!|
|Social House 7 Valet||$17||0.6 mi||12 Mins||Go!|
|Third Avenue Garage||$5||0.8 mi||16 Mins||Go!|
|Oliver Garage||$5||0.8 mi||16 Mins||Go!|
|Mellon Square Garage||$5||0.9 mi||18 Mins||Go!|
|Wood/Allies Garage||$5||0.9 mi||19 Mins||Go!|
|Smithfield-Liberty Garage||$5||0.8 mi||17 Mins||Go!|
|First Avenue Garage||$5||1.3 mi||27 Min
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- For all North Shore parking options, all locations open 4 hours prior to game time. Tailgating is permitted at select lots.
- No tents are permitted.
- No fires other than cooking grills are permitted. Grills are NOT permitted in any garages.
- No personal or private toilets or port-a-johns are permitted.
- Alcohol is permitted, but no sale of alcohol is permitted.
- Tailgating is to be contained to paid space only. Tailgating and other activities cannot restrict access to the aisles.
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Port Authority Regular Bus Service
Visit the Port Authority Website to plot a route to PNC Park using regularly scheduled bus service
The West Busway
Park at Carnegie, Bell, Crafton, or Sheradon Park-and-Ride stations, then take the “33x West Busway – All Stops” bus to downtown. From there, you can walk to the ballpark across the Clemente Bridge.
Fans coming to PNC Park are able to take advantage of the free Light Rail Transit (or “T”) service. Park along any T station, and get free service to and from the ballpark!
“T” Service is provided from:
- Weekdays from 5:06am to 12:44am
- Saturdays from 5:41am to 12:48am
- Sundays from 5:41am to 11:18pm
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Parking for disabled is available in all lots surround PNC Park. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles must display proper credentials to be allowed to park in a handicapped zone.
Drop off is available near the ballpark at Mazeroski Way.
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Click “Directions” in the top left of the map for the quickest route to PNC Park!
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Official PNC Park Parking Page > The Pirate’s official parking page, which is includes pricing, locations, and directions. The same info our guide provides!
PNC Park Yelp Page > Get the low-down from fellow Pirates fans about PNC Park and the surrounding area!
Parking Panda > Compare parking options near PNC Park and reserve a guaranteed spot ahead of time.
PNC Park A to Z Guide > A comprehensive guide covering every single topic about PNC Park, from A to Z!
Parkopedia PNC Park > The encyclopedia of parking – you can find all kinds of parking details and alternatives for PNC Park.
Stadium Journey > Some great info about PNC Park, including parking tips, user reviews, and amenities in and around downtown.