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Commission Partners with Pirates Baseball
March 15, 2012
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) are teaming up this year to offer an exclusive discount to Pirates fans with fishing licenses.

“During the baseball season, 2012 fishing license holders are eligible to purchase discounted tickets and receive a free custom, limited-edition Pirates ball cap with each PNC Park game ticket,” said Ted Walke, chief of the PFBC’s division of outreach. “The offer is good for outfield box tickets on any day of baseball, with the exception of opening day and Saturday games.” 

The Pirates will open their season at PNC Park on April 5. This special offer will begin on Sunday, April 8, when the Pirates take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1:35 p.m. game.

Each fan who takes advantage of the offer will receive an outfield box ticket and a limited-edition ball cap for only $21, a $3 discount. Each ticket is good for one high-quality, blue camouflage pattern cap made especially for the Fish and Boat Commission.

The promotional offer is good for advance ticket purchases only. Visit the Pirates web site at for a seating chart. Fans can complete an order form on the PFBC website and mail it to the Pirates office or fax it to 412.325.4410. Phone orders cannot be accepted.  The online form (with more details) can be found at:

Media Contacts
Pittsburgh Pirates – Elliott Crichfield

Fish and Boat Commission – Eric Levis, Press Secretary

Anglers and boaters can sign up to receive email updates on the activities of the Fish and Boat Commission at The PFBC is also using today’s popular social media. Individuals can stay in touch by following the Commission on Twitter at and through RSS feeds at
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at
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