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MLB Confirms Big-League Baseball in Williamsport, No Public Tickets

WILLIAMSPORT — Major League Baseball confirmed on Thursday that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals will play a regular-season game in Williams...

WILLIAMSPORT -- Major League Baseball confirmed on Thursday that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals will play a regular-season game in Williamsport in August.

The game, dubbed the "MLB Little League Classic," will be played Sunday, August 20 at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

PNC Park, where the Pirates usually play, has around 40,000 seats. Historic Bowman Field holds about 2,500 people.

Generations of baseball lovers come to the Williamsport area every summer for the Little League World Series. For the first time ever, a Major League game will be played in the city.

On Sunday, August 20, the fourth day of the Little League action, the Pirates and the Cardinals will face off at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

It's right across the street from where the first little league game was played.

"The players will come over here to South Williamsport prior to the game, hang out with the teams competing in the Little League World Series, and then all of those Little Leaguers will have the chance to go over to Bowman Field and see the Pirates and the Cardinals face off ," said Little League official Brian McClintock.

The bad news for baseball fans, however, is that the game will not be open to the general public.

According to a post from the Williamsport Crosscutters' website, the game will be open to Little Leaguers and their families.

Over $1 million in renovations to Bowman Field will be finished by the beginning of the Crosscutters season in June.

There will be 2,500 seats available. PNC Park in Pittsburgh holds about 40,000 people.

There is no word yet on any plans to add additional seating at Bowman Field.

Major League players will be attending Little League games to start the day, followed by the MLB game that night, according to a release from Major League Baseball.