The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold National Anthem auditions on Saturday, February 9 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the Pirate City Dining Hall in Bradenton. Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing The Star Spangled Banner at McKechnie Field prior to a Pirates Spring Training game. Pirate City is located on 27th Street East in Bradenton.
Auditions will be conducted a cappella and must be no longer than two minutes in length. There is no pre-registration for auditions and will be conducted in the order that people sign up on February 9.
Pirates’ employees will supervise the auditions and determine which performers to invite to fill open spots in the Spring Training schedule. Contestants that wish to sing the Canadian National Anthem before the Pirates game against Toronto on Wednesday, March 13, are welcome to audition using that selection.
The Pirates will play an 18-game home schedule at McKechnie Field this spring, beginning with the Black and Gold intra-squad game on Friday, February 22. Season tickets, group tickets, and Special Weekend Packages are on-sale now and are available by calling 941-747-3031 or online through www.Pirates.com. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the McKechnie Field Box Office and online at www.Pirates.com.