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Old 04-18-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Default Coming to visit this weekend!

Been a year since our last visit! We plan to arrive around lunch time on Friday and leave Monday morning to head back to NC for T ball practice at 5:30.

We haven't taken the kids to the Aviary before so that is on our list for Saturday and then weather dependent we are going to the Pirates game on Sunday afternoon but our back up date is Saturday evening.

Has anyone ever been to a Pirates game when they let the kids on the field after the game?

I plan to stroll around the Strip Friday when we arrive. The kids always enjoy the fresh fish tanks at Wholey's and the interesting street finds and of course the FOOD!

Anything new or different we might consider? Kids are 3 and almost 5. Will prob take them up to the Incline since the 3 yr old won't remember last yrs visit. Last year was the Zoo and walking around Oakland/Pitt with the dinosaurs and The O.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The Strip starts closing down around 6:30 on Friday if memory serves.

Have a nice visit!
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park
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Has anyone ever been to a Pirates game when they let the kids on the field after the game?
Yes, our kids (they're 7 and 4) have run the bases a couple of times and seem to enjoy it. The only bad part is waiting in line after the game to do it. If you're a member of the Bucco kids club (this costs extra) you get to line up near the playground area at the right field gate and go first. For others, the line starts on the concourse behind the right field seats and stretches as far as it needs to to accommodate everyone. In reality you only wait about 15 or 20 minutes and it moves fast once it starts, but it can feel like longer depending on the kids' moods. They rope off all of the grass areas, you walk in along the first base warning track, the kids are sent around the bases, and you meet them near the 3rd base dugout and are directed out through the seating area.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Yes, our kids (they're 7 and 4) have run the bases a couple of times and seem to enjoy it. The only bad part is waiting in line after the game to do it. If you're a member of the Bucco kids club (this costs extra) you get to line up near the playground area at the right field gate and go first. For others, the line starts on the concourse behind the right field seats and stretches as far as it needs to to accommodate everyone. In reality you only wait about 15 or 20 minutes and it moves fast once it starts, but it can feel like longer depending on the kids' moods. They rope off all of the grass areas, you walk in along the first base warning track, the kids are sent around the bases, and you meet them near the 3rd base dugout and are directed out through the seating area.
Thanks so much for that info--very helpful!
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Did you go to Phipps when you were in Oakland?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Did you go to Phipps when you were in Oakland?
We haven't been since before my daughter was born. I am saving that for another trip! I don't think the butterflies will be out yet which is a big hit for the kids. Well they do start that weekend --if we have extra time that will work!
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