Pitt released its parking plan for the North Shore this Saturday, when the Panthers will host Penn State at Heinz Field at 8 p.m. following the Pirates and Miami Marlins at PNC Park, which has its first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
Fans holding Pitt parking passes will not be able to access their lots until 5 p.m. Pitt parking pass holders that wish to enter their lots before 5 p.m. can purchase Pirates parking and stay in their spaces all day.
All other Pirates fans must exit the ALCO North Shore parking lots no longer than 30 minutes after the baseball game ends.
Even for those pass holders that are remaining in the lots, no tailgating will be permitted between 1:30 p.m and 5 p.m., in order to facilitate the exchange.
The Roberto Clemente Bridge will close at 10 a.m. and will re-open inbound only 30 minutes after the Pirates game. Pitt fans coming from downtown should use the Rachel Carson or Andy Warhol bridges.
The lots at PPG Paints Arena will open for all-day tailgating at 1 p.m. Tickets for those spaces can be pre-purchased for $15 here: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1600551DDFEF6A05?brand=ppgpaintsarena.
The lots at Station Square, 1st Avenue Garage, Mellon Garage, Manor Garage, Oxford Garage, 11th & Smallman Lot and Nova Place Garage will be available for all-day parking. The Convention Center Garage will open at 3 p.m.
The Port Authority’s T light rail system is free between downtown and the North Shore. The Station Square T stop has re-opened following a train derailment that closed the station in August. The fare to travel from the South Side is $2.75. The Gateway Clipper also operates shuttles from Station Square that cost $12 round trip.