PNC Park http://wesa.fm en New Rules, More Police Expected for Saturday Concert at PNC Park http://wesa.fm/post/new-rules-more-police-expected-saturday-concert-pnc-park <p>Another country concert is coming to Pittsburgh, and this time the city is preparing with new rules and increased law enforcement to gear up for Jason Aldean’s 38,000 fans at PNC Park this Saturday.</p><p>City officials announced Tuesday that parking lots will open at 2 p.m., instead of 11 a.m. and parking lot operators will be handing out trash and recycling bags to concert goers. The number of port-o-johns has been increased from 160 to 200. Tailgating once the concert begins is not permitted; anyone without a ticket at 7:30 p.m. will be asked to leave.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:39:09 +0000 Jess Lasky 33043 at http://wesa.fm New Rules, More Police Expected for Saturday Concert at PNC Park Pittsburgh Hosts World's Biggest Sport Conference http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-hosts-worlds-biggest-sport-conference <p>With the nicest baseball park in the country, the most Super Bowl wins in the NFL and two of the best players in the NHL, Pittsburgh is definitely a sports city.</p><p>That’s why it will be the host of the North American Society of Sports Management (NASSM) Conference - the largest sports business gathering in the world.</p><p>Duquesne University organized the conference that aims to show how important business is to sports.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:42:54 +0000 Jessica Nath 29754 at http://wesa.fm Buccos and Game 5 - The Legacy of Buctober http://wesa.fm/post/buccos-and-game-5-legacy-buctober <p>Carmen Gentile, a seasoned war reporter for USA Today, usually finds himself spending summers in Afghanistan and reporting from embattled parts of the Middle East. But the Pittsburgh native now finds himself on the front lines of another national sensation: <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/19/pittsburgh-pirates-baseball-playoffs/2832199/">The Pirates Post-Season</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;I have gotten more reaction to this story, positive and negative, than any other piece I have written on Afghanistan,&rdquo; says Gentile. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:32:16 +0000 Katie Martin 17881 at http://wesa.fm Buccos and Game 5 - The Legacy of Buctober After 20 Years of Waiting, a Winning Season is Within Reach for Pirates Fans http://wesa.fm/post/after-20-years-waiting-winning-season-within-reach-pirates-fans <p></p><p>The year 1992 was an exceptional time to be a sports fan in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The Steelers finished first in their division, the Penguins won the Stanley Cup and the Pirates made it to the playoffs. Little did baseball fans know then that it would be two decades before the Pirates would have another winning season.</p><p>Now the Pirates are a handful of games away from ending the skid.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:50:45 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 15232 at http://wesa.fm After 20 Years of Waiting, a Winning Season is Within Reach for Pirates Fans What Makes a Good Sports Song Stick? http://wesa.fm/post/what-makes-good-sports-song-stick <p>The Pittsburgh Pirates are in a record winning season, and the Bucs euphoria can be felt and heard all over town.&nbsp;</p><p>Songs like "Beat 'em Bucs" are gaining new popularity on drive-time radio and YouTube.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BN6xhSMNb8E" frameborder="0" height="323" width="575"></iframe></p><p>Batter <a href="http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/fan_forum/ballpark_music.jsp?c_id=pit">walk up songs</a> such as&nbsp; "Apache" from the Sugarhill Gang, can be purchased on iTunes for Garrett Jones fans.</p><p>When a Pittsburgh team starts doing well, we can’t help but sing. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:47:08 +0000 Heather McClain 15488 at http://wesa.fm What Makes a Good Sports Song Stick? 'Pops' Stargell Biography Highlights His Love for the City of Champions http://wesa.fm/post/pops-stargell-biography-highlights-his-love-city-champions <p>National League and World Series MVP, <a href="http://baseballhall.org/hof/stargell-willie">Baseball Hall of Fame member</a> and Pittsburgh Pirates all-time home run leader are only a few of the many titles held by the great Willie “Pops” Stargell.&nbsp;</p><p>As a leader and advocate both on and off the field, Stargell remains one of the most beloved sports figures in Pittsburgh. His legendary status and continued admiration from baseball fans, prompted Pittsburgh native <a href="http://news.wsiu.org/post/pops-willie-stargell-story">Richard “Pete” Peterson</a> to author the player’s biography,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pops-richard-pete-peterson/1113730285?ean=9781600788000"><em>Pops: The Willie Stargell Story</em></a>.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:01:34 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13941 at http://wesa.fm 'Pops' Stargell Biography Highlights His Love for the City of Champions Sports Talk with Bob: Baseball's All Star Game Turns 80 http://wesa.fm/post/sports-talk-bob-baseballs-all-star-game-turns-80 <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Tomorrow night at&nbsp;Citi&nbsp;Field in New York, the American League will play the National League in the&nbsp;80<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;annual All Star Game. Pittsburgh Post Gazette Sports Writer Emeritus <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com"><strong>Bob&nbsp;Dvorchak&nbsp;</strong></a>explains the origins of the game in Chicago, Pittsburgh’s experience hosting the All Stars and the modern character of the game.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:23:50 +0000 Katherine Blackley 13152 at http://wesa.fm Sports Talk with Bob: Baseball's All Star Game Turns 80 'Imagine Pittsburgh' Offers Employment Opportunities http://wesa.fm/post/imagine-pittsburgh-offers-employment-opportunities <p>The Allegheny County Conference on Community Development launched a new website today in an effort to fill 30,000 jobs available in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The announcement was made inside PNC Park — capacity 38,362 — about one seat for every available job.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:38:38 +0000 Michael Lynch 11217 at http://wesa.fm