PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of the field in the fifth inning during the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on September 6, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl / Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Bank have expanded their naming rights to preserve the PNC Park stadium for the next 10 years.
Since the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home stadium was built in 2001, the name has been the same: PNC Park. The original deal was a 20-year deal where naming rights were an off-the-field story. PNC Park was synonymous with the pirates and has consistently been referred to as one of the better baseball stadiums in the league. The name comes from the tongue and is a simple name.
The good news is that team president Travis Williams worked on a deal with PNC Bank to keep the park of the same name. That deal was officially announced today, with both sides agreeing to a 10-year deal, but the financial terms were not disclosed. Jake Crouse, the Pittsburgh Pirates beatwriter for MLB.com, has the following quote from Williams:
“We are honored to start the next chapter with PNC. We have long been proud of the relationship between our two brands and are pleased that PNC shares our optimism about the new course we have set as an organization. “
With the deal expiring ahead of the season, it’s good to see the Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Bank come to an agreement to keep the name on. There will be some changes to the logo outside of the park, with the PNC park being more linear and increasing in size with the added logo. Alex Stumpf from DK Pittsburgh Sports posted the following pics:
The Pittsburgh Pirates were synonymous with PNC Bank because of the ease with which PNC Park flows and the stadium was voted the best park in baseball. After being the name for the pirates for the first 20 years, they will continue to play baseball at PNC Park for the next 10 years.