PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a big weekend on the North Shore with both the Pitt Panthers and Pirates playing at home on Saturday.
Fans will first have to battle construction to get to town, but then the question is — where will they park?
If you’re headed out to either game, you really need to have a game plan.
Pitt fans will get first shot at the North Shore lots Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.
So it will be morning tailgating, and that’s exactly what ALCO Parking is hoping you will do, get your partying done before the game because lingering Pitt fans after the game could cause a real problem for Pirates fans arriving in that 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time slot.
“If people don’t leave too late they will get out easier, and if people don’t come too early they will get in easier,” said Merrill Stabile, the president of ALCO Parking. “So, if you are a Pitt fan, get to your car and get out of there. The longer you wait, the more you are going to get caught in a mess.”
Many lots are being used for fans for both games.
“You will need to pay again if you are staying for both events,” said Stabile.
Since Pitt fans are going to be using some of these spaces, Pirate fans who normally park on the North Shore might considering parking in the city and walking the Clemente Bridge.
Of course, all this is just a warm up for the Pirates final regular season home game a week from Sunday when they will play in the afternoon and the Steelers play at Heinz Field that night.