Pirates bring classic video game to life on new PNC Park video board

Big League Stew

If you’re a baseball fan and either an old-school Nintendo buff or a new-school gamer, you’re going to love what the Pittsburgh Pirates are doing at PNC Park.

During Friday’s home opener against the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates showed off their newly installed right-field video board by introducing their version of “Super Mario Run,” only with real people running the course.

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The in-game contest is called Super Bucco Run, and it features fans running the right-field warning track while playing a live-action version of Mario in front of the entire stadium.


Fans in Pittsburgh seemed to be blown away by the graphics and the concept. Within minutes of the first video hitting Twitter, Super Bucco Run was already trending in Pittsburgh. Now it’s starting to garner attention elsewhere too, mostly from fans wishing their home team was this cool.

Here’s another look at the amazing video board.


Aside from collecting coins and beating the clock, we’re not entirely sure what contestants must do. We just know it looks like a lot fun and is probably already the best in-game entertainment concept in the majors.

PNC Park just got a whole lot cooler. (@lokay on Twitter)
PNC Park just got a whole lot cooler. (@lokay on Twitter)

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