Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Promotional Game Themes

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 5 Promotional Game Themes
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After three games at the Washington Nationals, the Pittsburgh Pirates return Friday for their home opener against the defending American League East Division champions, the Baltimore Orioles.

As with all MLB teams, the Pirates have a wide assortment of themed games. Using the Pirates Promotions & Events Schedule, PennStakes.com - your source for PA online casinos - surveyed fans on Reddit between March 22-25 to see which themed nights they liked most. We ranked the top five promotions according to votes.

Here are Pittsburgh’s top nights:

Pittsburgh Pirates Favorite Themed Games

RankTheme% of Votes
1Yinzerpalooza Weekend38%
2Negro Leagues Legacy Night22%
3Dollar Dog Nights18%
4Fan Appreciation Day15%
5Star Wars Night7%


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Yinzers Unite

Based on this survey, Yinzerpalooza Weekend is the favorite Pirates theme night this season with 38% of the vote. What is it, you ask?

For the third consecutive season, the weekend revolves around a three-game series against Pittsburgh’s in-state and National League rival, the Philadelphia Phillies. From July 19-21, the team and will celebrate everything that is unique to the city of Pittsburgh, featuring postgame Zambelli Fireworks show on Friday, a Yinzer-themed bobblehead giveaway to the first 20,000 fans on Saturday and a kids Pierogi Plush giveaway (14 & under) on Sunday.

The Negro Leagues Legacy Night on Sept. 14 is second on the list with 22% of the vote, with the Kansas City Royals are in town. The first 20,000 fans will receive a Negro League Legacy inspired Pirates T-shirt, featuring the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Dollar Dog Nights are third on the list (18%) and will be celebrated six times during the season with $1 hot dogs on sale. Meanwhile, the Phillies announced they will discontinue Dollar Dog promotions this season.

Fan Appreciation Day (15%) returns on Sept. 26 vs. the Milwaukee Brewers and the ever-popular Star Wars Night (7%) is back on May 4 against the Colorado Rockies. The first 20,000 in attendance will get a Star Wars-themed Mitch Keller bobblehead.

Getting back to on-field performance, take a look at the Pirates’ best month the last few seasons.

ESPN BET Pirates Future Markets

The Pirates got the season off to a bang by sweeping the Marlins in four games.

Heading into the season, here were  the Pirates' futures at ESPN BET Pennsylvania:

  • World Series winner: +15000 (tied w/Chicago White Sox, Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals)
  • National League winner: +6000 (tied w/Nationals)
  • NL Central Division winner: +1000 (longest odds among five teams)
  • Make the NL Playoffs: +500 Yes, -1000 No.

Make sure to have PA sports betting promotions handy if you are wagering on MLB games this season.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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