It's a day Pirates fans probably wondered if they'd ever see, but it's finally here: The team released information about National League playoff tickets on Friday afternoon.
Pittsburgh is following Major League Baseball guidelines for all teams in playoff contention by coming out with details about postseason tickets. More information is posted at Pirates.com.
Current season-ticket holders will be given the first chance to buy tickets for Pirates postseason games. That information is being sent to them now, along with their 2013 renewal forms.
After that, individual tickets for the wild card playoff game and the best-of-seven National League Divisional Series will go on sale to the public in late September.
After 19 straight losing seasons, the Pirates currently have a 65-53 record, with a one-game lead in the standings for the final wild card playoff spot. They're also six games out of first place in the Central Division.
"Our loyal fans have waited too long for the opportunity to see postseason baseball in Pittsburgh. Clint Hurdle and this group of players will battle over the next 44 games in an effort to give our fans that opportunity," team President Frank Coonelly said in a written statement accompanying the ticket details.