PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the Pittsburgh Pirates at Spring Training in Brandenton, Florida, here in Pittsburgh, PNC Park is gearing up for the new season.

There will be several changes this year to help enhance the fan experience.

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The team will add a two-level, standing-room area called the Leftfield Terraces. It will be located behind the left field bleachers, and will connect the Upper Bleacher section to the Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club.

“There’s a connection from the bleachers to the Hall of Fame Club for the first time, making it much more accessible for our fans and making another great place,” said Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly. “We have so many sold out games, it’s another spectacular area for the standing-room only crowd.”

There will also be a new outdoor patio area next to the new terraces called The Porch.

The area will overlook center field, and use barstools and sofa seating instead of traditional seats. The new area will hold groups of about 25 people. Tickets for this new area will be sold as group tickets only.

The team is also adding a new outdoor bar at the base of the PNC Park left field rotunda.

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A variety of beers will be sold, including craft brews. The bar will also have nine televisions so fans can watch the game.

“We’re going to put in a very cool craft beer bar back there,” said Coonelly. “It’s going to have a video wall with nine TVs, so it’s a place for our fans to connect to one another, network with one another.”

A new, full-service bar is also being added to the 300-level concourse.

To further improve the fan experience, certain areas of the park will have an improved line of sight.

All of the projects are being funded by the Pirates. Plans for the improvements should be finalized within the next few weeks.

More details about the upcoming projects will be revealed to fans during the Pirates’ Home Opener on April 13.

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