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Volume 24 No. 154
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Pirates Unveil Renovated McKechnie Field Spring Training Ballpark

The Pirates and the city of Bradenton, Fla., today unveiled the "new-look McKechnie Field," and the Spring Training facility now features a "360-degree boardwalk that spans the entire outfield and 2,000 more seats" to push capacity to 8,500. The boardwalk includes a tiki bar, concessions, restrooms and tables. The $10M project began in August. The ballpark, which has hosted the team's Spring Training since '69, will host its "first post-renovation event" Friday with an intrasquad game (BRADENTON.com, 2/20).