Everyone has been talking about the Pirates spending more money on salary. I dont believe 70 million is the answer but maybe 50 million or so. I understand this team has some of the lowest ticket prices in the league, but has maybe the nicest park. People will say they needed a new stadium to fill the seats for Pirates. I believe it was 1991 the Pirates averaged like 25,000 people a game. 1991 in an old stadium designed more for football. This stadium also sat like 20,000 more people. If the Pirates put a winner on the field the seats will fill. Adding salary is not the answer though. The Pirates had the two largest crowds in team history with more people than the all star game had. If the Pirates played the Phillies more during the year it would generate more people at those games compared to any team in the national league central due to interstate rivalry. I am wondering if the Pirates could add 10,000 to 15,000 seats to the stadium that wouldnt hurt the gorgeous view of the city and cost of doing so wouldnt hurt the team but help make more revenue. I believe if the Pirates would play over 500 this season ticket prices could go up. Pittsburgh is known to have loyal fans and even after 18 straight losing seasons they are able to have sell outs. When this stadium was built I always thought it was too small and when this team becomes a playoff team how much revenue will be made during October baseball? I am sure they get money off tv deals, merchandise sales, and of course ticket sales.