Pirates + Pittsburgh Creatives - Request for Design Concepts: (Due: Oct 11)


Calling all Pittsburgh makers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs: the Pirates baseball team is looking for illustrations, artwork, and design concepts for potential use on t-shirts, the Riverwalk mural, and season ticket book covers during the 2020 season - which is the 20th season at PNC Park. 

THE PIRATES AND PNC PARK A sports team beloved by fans in Pittsburgh and beyond, in 2020 the Pirates are celebrating their 20th season at PNC Park. So far this year (2019 season), the Pirates have welcomed 1.36 million fans to the Park, with each season featuring 81 home games. 

PNC Park opened on March 31, 2001, and the first game was played on April 9, 2001, against the Cincinnati Reds. The stadium is the Pirates’ fifth home, including Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium. As the park approaches its 20th season, there’s much to celebrate. about this beloved field and team. 

The ballpark, “with its dramatic views of the downtown skyline,” and the Roberto Clemente Bridge, has since become iconic. It is often referred to as the best ballpark in Major League Baseball. Both first time visitors and diehard fans have come to appreciate its natural grass field and distinctive structural elements. 

The park is strikingly intimate - with a seating capacity of 38,747 and a two-level structure, PNC Park is the league’s second smallest field. The highest seat is only 88 feet from the field. From home plate, Allegheny River is only 456 feet (during the 2019 season, Pirates slugger Josh Bell launched two home balls into the river). 

Pedestrians walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge can see inside the park at eye level, making them feel like they’re a part of the game. As visitors walk up to the park, they also notice its compelling limestone exterior. 

FULL DETAILS (including specs) CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l1auawz4ce8v1ia/Pirates%20RFP%20draft.pdf?dl=0

Jamie Earnest