The unofficial start to the 2011 baseball season kicks off this weekend, as fans, players, and staff members of the Pittsburgh Pirates converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown this weekend. PirateFest 2011 starts on Saturday on 10 a.m. and the action does not stop until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Stop by to meet new manager Clint Hurdle, current players and even the Pirate Parrot. The autograph sessions have many of the current stars, but the highlight of the weekend has to be the Saturday evening autograph session with Doug Drabek.
Additional PirateFest 2011 Highlights include:â†µ
- First chance to buy single game tickets to 2011 home games â†µ
- "Ask Pirates Management" Q&A sessions â†µ
- Photo opportunities with your favorite Pirates â†µ
- Giant Eagle Kids Fun Zone, featuring many activities for children â†µ
- "Lost Treasures" area with game-used jerseys, bats, balls and more for sale â†µ
- A charity silent auction with proceeds to benefit Pirates Charities â†µ
- Inflatable rides, batting cages and carnival games â†µ
- New contests like "We Are Fam-A-Lee Feud" and "Minute To Win It" â†µ
- Youth baseball clinics, face painters and much more â†µ