Mention "the Steel City Pinball Association" when making reservations with the hotel, and you will receive a special rate of $86/night. Further discounts may be available for seniors and AAA members. Call 412-922-7070 for hotel reservations. Please reserve early if you need a room - last year they sold out several weeks before the event!
Hotel Information - Best Western Parkway Center Inn, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh PA 15220, 412-922-7070
Driving to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Adjacent to I-70, I-76, and I-79, Pittsburgh is easily reached in one day of driving from a dozen major cities:
Flying to Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh airport (code PIT) is a hub for US Airways; consequently, air travel to Pittsburgh can be expensive. If you have trouble finding an inexpensive flight, consider flying into an alternate airport and driving the rest of the way. For example, Cleveland Ohio (airport code CLE) is less than three hours away.
If you want to purchase an inexpensive last-minute ticket, your best bet is the E-Saver fare from US Airways. Their list of E-Saver fares is published on Tuesday at midnight, for flights on the following weekend. Therefore, last-minute tickets to fly in for Pinburgh 2003 will be available from their site no sooner than Tuesday, September 9. You may also call them at 1-888-FLY-ESAV after midnight on Tuesday.
Once you land in Pittsburgh, the cheapest way to get into town is to take a PAT bus to the Parkway Center. Alternately, you may wish to rent a car or take a cab. Leave the airport headed east on I-279. Parkway Center is one of the last exits before the Fort Pitt tunnel.
Trains and Buses to Pittsburgh
Amtrak has service to Pittsburgh from most of the continental United States. The location code for Pittsburgh is "PGH". A typical fare from Chicago to Pittsburgh is around $250, round-trip.
Also, Greyhound has a station in downtown Pittsburgh. A typical fare from Chicago to Pittsburgh is around $100, round-trip.
Any player who travels from outside the continental United States to attend Pinburgh 2003 will be given one free entry in the division of their choice!
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updated August 26, 2003