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Irons in the Fire: Curve alumni on the move

First wave of Hot Stove season sees former Altoona players in new places
December 22, 2020

Promotional visionary and former Major League owner Bill Veeck said it best. "There are only two seasons: winter and baseball." There is more truth behind his famous quote than we know. Baseball's offseason always heats up as winter settles in. Build a team. Play a season. Repeat. See? There really

Curve giving free ticket vouchers to area hospital employees

December 18, 2020

CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve are honoring health care employees at area hospitals with one free undated ticket voucher to any 2021 home game at Peoples Natural Gas Field as a thank you for their constant sacrifice for our health during the pandemic. Hospital employees in Blair, Bedford, Cambria

James E. Van Zandt VAMC partners with Altoona Curve for mask giveaway

1,000 face coverings to be handed out at PNG Field on December 18
December 14, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center and the Altoona Curve will give away 1,000 face masks at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Friday, December 18. The drive-through event in the PNG Field parking lot will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or while supplies

Altoona Curve offices closed to public until Jan. 4

Online shopping still available for The Stockyard Team Store
December 12, 2020

CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve offices at Peoples Natural Gas Field will remain closed to the public until January 4 at 9 a.m. The team reached this decision in response to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's new mitigation efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Online holiday shopping and shipping

Altoona Curve receive invitation to MLB Player Development System

Curve among 120 affiliated minor league clubs under consideration
December 9, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve received an invitation to be part of Major League Baseball’s new player development system to remain the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. Under MLB’s new player development structure, the Pittsburgh Pirates extended invitations to four minor league

Pirates protect Kranick, Castro from Rule 5 Draft

Both were members of Pirates alternate training site in Altoona in '20
November 20, 2020

The annual deadline to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft with a promotion to the 40-man roster was on Friday, November 20. While this is a yearly practice for Major League teams to secure young talent they’ve invested in, it is all but ordinary in 2020. Usually, the Curve

A Touching Letter from a Curve Fan Deployed in Afghanistan

Inspiration from Overseas
October 23, 2020

The Altoona Curve recently received a heart-felt letter from CPT Jacob lngebritson, who is on his second deployment in Afghanistan with the United States Army. He detailed his life-long enjoyment of Minor League Baseball and how closely he follows the Curve. We were so moved by his kind words and

Eastern League graduates in the 2020 World Series

11 players on World Series rosters played Eastern League baseball
October 20, 2020

The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers were the two best teams in baseball during the truncated 2020 season. Now they are hours away from lifting the lid on the 2020 World Series. While each city has already captured a major sports championship this year (Tampa Bay Lightning won

Free food giveaway at PNG Field on October 13 and 20

Altoona Curve and the Center of Independent Living of South Central PA to hold drive-through food giveaway
October 8, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve and the Center for Independent Living of South Central PA are teaming up to help area residents in need with a drive-through food giveaway on Tuesday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 20. The drive-through event will take place in the Peoples Natural Gas Field

Curve to host fall beer festival at PNG Field

Frank ‘n Pints on tap at PNG Field with food and live music to compliment a fall beer lineup
October 2, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve will be hosting a Halloween-themed fall beer festival at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday, October 17, the team announced on Friday. Frank ‘n Pints, presented by Five Star Mitsubishi, Five Star Powersports, Lamb Solutions and Park Home, will run from 3-7 p.m. with

Eight Curve alumni prepare for expanded 2020 MLB Postseason

Rays, Yankees, Indians, A's, Blue Jays and Marlins among clubs with at least one Curve alum
September 29, 2020

We made it. The 60-game Major League Baseball season has been completed and there are playoff games set to begin this evening.

  • Click here to view the MLB Postseason Bracket and Schedule A total of 53 former Curve players played at least one Major League game in 2020, including

Taxi Squad Sendoff: Observations from Altoona’s Alternate Training Site

A lost season for the Curve and opportunity for prospects
September 18, 2020

Even without a Minor League Baseball season, over two dozen talented, up-and-comers in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization departed Peoples Natural Gas Field this week. It brings a small sense of normalcy to an abnormal year. Every year since 1999, kids in Altoona go back to school and ballplayers return home

Pirates lock in Opening Day, Alternate Site rosters

Altoona hosting one of 30 taxi squads for 2020 season
July 23, 2020

Now that the long-awaited Major League Baseball season is officially underway, the use of 30 alternate training facilities around the country are soon to be in full-swing. The Altoona Curve are one of 19 affiliated Minor League franchises to directly feed players to the Major League affiliate during the 60-game

Minor League Baseball cancels 2020 season

Pandemic shelves Curve and Eastern League season
June 30, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of the 2020 season on Tuesday due to the impacts of COVID-19, resulting in no games for the Altoona Curve and it’s Eastern League opponents this year.

Pirates partner with Curve for alternative training site

MLB reserves to train at Peoples Natural Gas Field in 2020
June 25, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Altoona Curve announced today that Peoples Natural Gas Field will serve as the alternate training facility during the 2020 season.

Fabulous 4th of July Fireworks Event Details & Maps

Coming to the ballpark for fireworks on July 4? Come prepared.
July 2, 2020

Due to an anticipated increase in traffic on Park Avenue this Saturday, July 4, the Altoona Curve ask that every attendee comes prepared. Every ticket for the Fabulous 4th of July Fireworks event is labeled with the parking location for each car. Each parking location has a dedicated parking entrance.

Curve set spectator policies, entertainment acts for July 4 fireworks

Parking lot spaces for sale to watch fireworks and live music
June 24, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve will welcome 250 vehicles to the Peoples Natural Gas Field VIP parking lot from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 to view the Fabulous Fourth of July Fireworks event, presented by Martin’s Food and the Pennsylvania Lottery, the team announced on Wednesday. After collaborating

Dinner at the Curve, Curve Burger takeout returns on June 24

Second dine-in date added to calendar
June 22, 2020

CURVE, Pa.– Dining at Peoples Natural Gas Field returns on Wednesday, June 24 along with another curbside pickup for Curve Burgers to-go.

PNG Field to host Dinner at the Curve on June 18, Happy Hour on June 19

New dine-in service and expanded menu accompanies return of Curve Burger drive-through
June 15, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve are welcoming people back to Peoples Natural Gas Field on Thursday, June 18 with a new dine-in option for fans and families to enjoy an expanded menu of their ballpark favorites along with the return of the Curve Burger Drive-Through service. The Curve will

WTAJ, WRTA to broadcast Fourth of July Fireworks from PNG Field

Fabulous Fourth of July Fireworks to be aired live on WTAJ, WRTA
June 10, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve and WTAJ announced on Wednesday that the Fabulous Fourth of July Fireworks event, presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery and Martin’s Food, will be held at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday, July 4.

"Voices of Blair County" to assemble at PNG Field this week

Blair County residents invited to sign billboard destined for Harrisburg
May 5, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve, Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Altoona Blair County Development Corporation are teaming up with local elected officials to give Blair County residents the opportunity to remind the Pennsylvania’s governing leaders that the county is ready to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curve Burger drive-through service coming to PNG Field starting on May 5

Signature concessions item available for online and over-the-phone orders
May 1, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – Despite the novel coronavirus delaying the Minor League Baseball season, the Altoona Curve are offering fans the opportunity to enjoy a Curve Burger, or two, with a curbside take-out service on Tuesday, May 5 from 4-7 p.m. Fans must place Curve Burger pre-orders online or by calling

Altoona Curve join Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY first campaign

National initiative will raise funds for Feeding America in response to global pandemic
April 29, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve today announced they are joining MiLB CommUNITY First, a new national initiative developed by Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) in conjunction with Feeding America®, to raise funds for local food banks and to honor individuals risking their lives on the front lines of the COVID-19

Nuts For You, Curve offer free ballpark snacks to essential workers and fans

Drive-through service on Tuesday, April 28 at Peoples Natural Gas Field
April 24, 2020

CURVE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve and Nuts For You are teaming up to hand out free ballpark snacks to essential workers and fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Tuesday, April 28 from 2-8 p.m. The ballpark lights will once again be lit up for the weekly Illumination Ovation