STEUBENVILLE - The Pittsburgh Pirates will face the Detroit Tigers on June 23, and the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times Steubenville/Weirton Community Night at PNC Park is set to offer one of the best options to see the game.
The Fort Steuben Mall is proud to be one of the sponsors for the event.
"We have been a sponsor of the community night since the beginning, and we continue to think it's one of the best activities we are involved in every year. This event gives our community access to a terrific and all-inclusive evening out at beautiful PNC Park to cheer on our local team," said Steph McVicker, marketing director of the mall.
BIG EVENT — Steph McVicker, marketing director of the Fort Steuben Mall, and Lou Petrozzi, general manager of the Fort Steuben Mall, enjoyed last year’s Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times Steubenville/Weirton Community Night at PNC Park. This year’s event, set for June 23, will see the Pirates facing the Detroit Tigers. The mall is one of eight sponsors for the event that includes a seat in the all-you-can-eat section, a Pirates hat, prizes between innings and more. Transportation on a chartered bus also is available.
The interleague game will start at 4:05 p.m. Tickets for the game are $40, and include a seat in the all-you-can-eat section, a Pirates hat, prizes between innings and more. Bus transportation is available for an additional $10. Refreshments will be available on the bus. Tickets can be purchased at the 401 Herald Square offices of the newspapers weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or by calling (740) 283-4711.
Also, community night microfiber Pirates T-shirts are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting the Herald-Star.
"The Pirates visit the mall before every season as part of their Pirate Caravan tour, so we know how much the Steubenville/Weirton area loves our Buccos," said McVicker.
"The community night is really something special and something area fans will always remember. It's a great, and safe, way to spend the evening with family or friends," said Cindy Kotsch, special events and marketing coordinator for the newspapers.
Kotsch said the local community will be very involved in that night's game. She said the Tri-State Harmonizers will sing the national anthem, a group salute will take place on the field before the game to introduce the night's sponsors, a representative of the Herald-Star will change the bases after the sixth-inning and the entire all-you-can-eat section is reserved for the night.
"To be able to help offer residents this fun event package is something we are thrilled to do every summer. The best part of the community night is that everything is ready for you. It's a package that residents wouldn't necessarily be able to get just by purchasing individual tickets to a game. As long as the community continues to take advantage of this great night out, we will continue to be an enthusiastic sponsor," said McVicker.
Other sponsors of the event include Choice Brands of Ohio, Wine and Beverage Merchants of West Virginia, Iron City Distributing, Hancock Savings Bank, the Health Plan, EM Media and Trinity Health System.