PNC Park © alpineinc
Since its opening in 2001, PNC Park has awed all those who've entered it, and has led many disgruntled Pittsburgh Pirates fans to complain that if only their team's performances could start to match up to the grandeur of their stadium, they'd have a shot at winning the league some time! Consistently voted in the top three of all baseball stadia in America, PNC Park is a breath-taking example of how sports stadium architecture can be concomitantly artful and spectator-friendly. A relatively small stadium (with a capacity of just under 40,000), even the cheap seats command perfect views of the playing diamond; while beyond the bleachers, views of the river, the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Pittsburgh's skyline and towering Mount Washington catch the eye. While daytime tours of the stadium are thoroughly rewarding, visitors to Pittsburgh should do their best to attend a Pirates game, where - as evening descends, and the city lights start to sparkle in the distance - a magical atmosphere is created inside PNC Park.