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Posted on August 13, 2014

Cal U will join baseball fans at PNC Park Sept. 12 when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago Cubs at 7:05 p.m.

Pregame activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Federal Street, where fans can stop at a Cal U booth outside the center field entrance, near the Clemente Bridge.

As part of the Pirates’ Free T-Shirt Friday promotion, the first 25,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive complimentary T-shirts with the Cal U logo.

Fans from Cal U can ride to the game in a Vulcan Flyer bus, which will depart at 3:30 p.m. from the Manderino Library’s front entrance. The bus will return fans to campus after the game.

Student tickets

Any current Cal U student with a valid CalCard can make the roundtrip ride on the Vulcan Flyer and receive a grandstand-level ticket for just $5. Students must register in advance by contacting Melissa Dunn.

Advance tickets for non-students

Faculty, staff, alumni and University friends can purchase game tickets in advance through the Department of University Development and Alumni Relations. Ticket price for terrace seats is $35; grandstand-level seats cost $19. The roundtrip ride on the Vulcan Flyer bus is $11.

In addition, Atria’s restaurant will cater a Cal U Alumni & Friends pre-game “tailgate” event from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Cal U booth on Federal Street. Cost is $25 per person.

Registration is required. For tickets, contact Daphne Livingstone at 724-938-5467 or e-mail Credit card information will not be taken via e-mail; checks should be made payable to “California University of Pennsylvania.”

Support scholarships, enter a drawing

In addition to the ticket price, participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Cal U Scholarship Fund. Anyone who gives at least $25 to the scholarship fund will have his or her name placed in a drawing; one lucky winner will change the bases during the third and sixth innings of the game. A member of the Cal U community also will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Alumni & Friends

The Sept. 12 Cal U Night at PNC Park continues a season-long relationship between the University and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cal U Alumni & Friends gatherings have been held in conjunction with Pirates games in Bradenton, Fla., Baltimore and New York City, and upcoming events are scheduled for away games at Philadelphia and Atlanta.

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