The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the team’s 2015 Spring Training schedule and ticket pricing for games
at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida, the southern home of the Pirates since 1969. The 33-game Florida
schedule consists of 15 home games and features the intrasquad “Black and Gold” benefit game on Monday,
March 2.
The Pirates are scheduled to open their 2015 Grapefruit League season against the Toronto Blue Jays on
Tuesday, March 3 in Dunedin, Florida. The Pirates will then host the Blue Jays the following day in their Spring
Training Home Opener at McKechnie Field on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:05 p.m.
Prior to the April 6 regular season Opening Day in Cincinnati, the Pirates will return to Pennsylvania to play two
exhibition games against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The two games are scheduled for
Friday, April 3 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, April 4 at 1:05 p.m.
With the additions of a new boardwalk in 2013, along with the Left Field Party Deck and Left Field Bleachers,
the Pirates established a club record by drawing 93,433 fans during spring training last season. Despite three
rainouts last season, the club drew a record average attendance of 7,587 per game and set a new single-game
attendance record of 8,566 on Saturday, March 22 vs the Phillies.

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