Welcome to Forbes Field Forever

In 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates left Forbes Field in the Oakland neighborhood for Three Rivers Stadium that was built along the city's downtown waterfront across from the Golden Triangle.

The Pirates had spent nearly 60 years in Forbes Field, the park that baseball historian Bill James called “the jewel in the diamond tiara” of classical era stadiums. After nearly 30 years in Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates launched plans for a "turn-back-the-clock" baseball field, located north of Three Rivers Stadium along the Allegheny River.

Opened in April 2001, PNC Park is the new home of the Pirates. Designed and built as an intimate, classic-style facility, PNC salutes the spirit of its original: Forbes Field.

During the final game played at Forbes Field on June 28, 1970, the broadcast team of Bob Prince, Nellie King, and Gene Osborn paused momentarily during the action to point out to the listening audience that a large homemade banner was visible in the stands with a message written across it: “Forbes Field Forever.”

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Forbes Field

Forbes Field: Essays and Memories of the Pirates' Historic Ballpark, 1909-1971, edited by David Cicotello and Angelo J. Louisa, is a multi-contributor book of historical essays, memories, and pictures of Forbes Field.

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Last Updated: 01-10-2013