The Pittsburgh Pirates, celebrating 50 years in Bradenton, will return this week to LECOM Park in Bradenton for spring training.
The Pirates will host the New York Yankees at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the home opener at LECOM Park.
Four of Pittsburgh’s final six spring training games are scheduled to be played in Bradenton, including a night game Thursday, March 22, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 16-game home schedule concludes with a 1:05 p.m. game Monday, March 26, against the Phillies.
The Pirates went 19-12-2 last March, while tying the club record for wins, in addition to drawing a record 106,291 fans to 17 games at the Bradenton park.
For more information, call the ballpark box office at 941-747-3031.