ECA Night at the Ballpark!
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Eastern Communication Association are partnering to take you out to the ballgame.
It’s ECA night at the ballpark, plenty of good seats available, so come on down! The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Eastern Communication Association are partnering to take you out to the ballgame. Those attending the 2018 ECA Convention can purchase tickets at group rates to watch the Bucs take on the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday night, April 27th.
PNC Park is a short cab ride or healthy, scenic walk from the Omni William Penn, across the Roberto Clemente Bridge, to PNC Park. You’ll find Pittsburgh’s North Shore full of restaurants, bars and hospitality, making it perfect for pre or post-game dining and entertainment. Tickets are reserved for ECA attendees behind Home Plate in Section 119 and specially priced at $40.
To purchase your tickets, go to www.pirates.com/eca
The outing is part of an ongoing examination of ballparks as communicative space. Friday afternoon, the Media Ecology Association & Applied Communication Interest Group will co-sponsor “THE MEDIA ECOLOGY OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES’ PNC PARK” at 3 pm in the Lawrence Welk Room.
Special Guest Terry Rodgers will share his insights and experience as Pittsburgh Pirates’ Manager of Business Communication & Social Media. Panelists will build on their work, published in Communication and the Baseball Stadium: Community, Fandom, Memory, and Commodification (Peter Lang, 2017), to discuss the ecology of PNC Park.,
The panel explores the ballpark as a place of communication—a place with its own communication ecology: between structure and game, between fans and ballplayers, among spectators. PNC Park is an urban place, an urban space, and a "green cathedral" in the middle of Pittsburgh.
To paraphrase the great Ernie Banks: Friday, April 27th will be a “great day to play two.” Join the panelists in a fascinating discussion of the ballpark as social space. Then, come on out to the ballpark for ECA Night!