Curve release full 2019 promotional schedule

Allegheny Yinzers rebrand, other specialty jerseys, unique giveaways, bobbleheads and 23 fireworks shows highlight upcoming season's promotions in Curve, PA

By Garett Mansfield / Altoona Curve | February 22, 2019 4:51 PM

CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve announced their complete 2019 promotional schedule for the team's 21st season on Tuesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

 

This season will feature unique giveaways, including five bobbleheads, along with appearances by Pittsburgh Dad and Kent Tekulve, 23 fireworks shows, theme nights and more to fuel the excitement in Curve, Pa.

 

"Following up our 20th season celebration will be a tough act to follow," Curve general manager Derek Martin said. "However, our entire staff has been hard at work since the final out of 2018 to put together another memorable season for our fans in 2019."

 

As previously announced in January, the Curve will undergo a name change for seven home games during the 2019 season and will take the field as the Allegheny Yinzers. The transformation will be made complete with Pittsburgh-inspired uniforms and various themed promotions. Online sitcom star Pittsburgh Dad will make an appearance at PNG Field on June 13 presented by Q94. The Curve will also offer a special ticket plan and Pittsburgh-style concessions upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies for all seven games that the team will be known as the Yinzers.

 

"We were thrilled with the overwhelming reaction that the Yinzers rebranding brought last month," Martin said. "As one of our keystone promotions this season, we're happy to get the people of Western and Central Pennsylvania excited about baseball and to honor that rich part of our fanbase in this way."

 

The Curve will wear three other specialty jerseys outside of the team's alternate identity in 2019. On Saturday, May 18, the Curve will host Ghostbusters Night with a Slimed Ghost Bustin' jersey, presented by Adelphoi. The night comes with the 35th anniversary of the 1984 film's release. The Curve will honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 7 with a D-Day tribute jersey presented by Home Helpers. Another anniversary that the Curve will celebrate with a specialty jersey is a '79 Pirates style jersey for the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1979 World Series Celebration on Sunday, August 18 presented by Sheetz for the Kidz. In addition to the yellow tops that night, former Pirates reliever Kent Tekulve will make an appearance at PNG Field.

 

The specialty jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting area charitable organizations.

 

"There are a lot of anniversaries in 2019 that we wanted to honor and a specialty jersey is a great way to accomplish that," Martin said. "From the Pirates' World Series championship 40 years ago to the heroism on D-Day 75 years ago, our gracious community will knock it out of the park to raise money for a number of organizations during the jersey auctions."

 

2019 Specialty Jerseys

 

Bobblehead seekers will have five opportunities to add to their Curve bobblehead collections in 2019. In addition to bobbleheads of notable past infielders Ke'Bryan Hayes, Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer and Adam Frazier, Star Wars Night on Friday, May 10 will be highlighted by the first-ever Loco "The Last Locotami" Spinner giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by the Altoona Mirror.

 

"All of our bobbleheads have a unique twist to them this year," said Martin. "The quality of the 2019 bobblehead lineup will easily match the quantity that we rolled out a year ago."

 

2019 Bobbleheads

 

In addition to the bobbleheads, the Curve will again offer a slate of unique, fun giveaways for fans during the upcoming season. After 165 years of operation and serving as the inspiration for the team's name, the first 1,000 fans will receive a Horseshoe Curve Neck Pillow on Saturday, April 27 presented by the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Southern Airways, Burgmeier's Hauling and Everett Railroad. Fans will feel like it is 1999 when the Curve hand out the 90's Fanny Pack giveaway on Thursday, June 27 presented by Altoona Grand Hotel as part of 90's Night at the ballpark. Additionally, three Fridays throughout the season will be Free Shirt Friday for the first 1,000 fans on April 12, April 26 and July 5.

 

"Promotional giveaways are one of the most popular pieces to our promotional schedule each year," Martin said. "We have another really creative lineup for 2019 that will really excite our fans and bring some of our theme nights to life."

 

2019 Curve Giveaways

April 11 - 2019 Magnet Schedule giveaway for the first 5,000 fans presented by Allegany College of Maryland

April 12 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by M&T Bank

April 26 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Servello Orthodontics, Gorilla House Gym & James E. Van Zandt VAMC

May 12 - Mother's Day Wine Glass Holder giveaway for the first 500 moms presented by Sheetz

June 29 - Yinzers License Plate giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by ARC Federal Credit Union and The Award Man

July 5 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by US Foods

July 7 - Loco & Al Photo Ball giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Altoona Grand Hotel

July 25 - Al Tuna Goldfish Bowl giveaway for the first 500 fans presented by Allied Milk Producers

August 7 - UPMC Carabiner giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by UPMC

August 8 - Yinzers Rally Towel giveaway for the first 500 fans presented by Grane Hospice

 

Fans will be treated to the Curve's popular FIREWORKS shows for 23 games in 2019, beginning with Opening Night on April 11. Each individual FIREWORKS show will have special theme music for fans to enjoy while they sit back and watch the sky light up over PNG Field. Fireworks shows are scheduled for April 11, May 17, May 31, June 8, June 9, June 11, June 19, June 28, June 30, July 4, July 6, July 16, July 23, July 26, July 28, August 6, August 9, August 11, August 16, August 17, August 18, August 20 and August 29.

 

"We get to deliver fireworks for one-third of our home games," said Martin, "and that is pretty spectacular when you do the math. We'll have some Yinzer-related themes that tie into our Yinzer games and a unique musical theme to every fireworks show."

 

 

The popular Daily Value Promotions return for 2019, with brand-new Guaranteed WINsday and FastPlay Fridays that will give fans opportunities to win big. Wednesdays at PNG Field will become Guaranteed WINsday, presented by the Altoona Mirror. If the Curve win on any Guaranteed WINsday, fans will receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any remaining 2019 Wednesday home game. On FastPlay Fridays, fans will get a free lottery ticket from the Pennsylvania Lottery by texting in the code of the week. Returning for 2019, Mitsubishi Mondays will kick off the week where fans can stop by Five Star Mitsubishi in Altoona to pick up free Grandstand tickets on Mondays for that evening's game. Two-for-Tuesdays, presented by Atlantic Broadband, are back again as fans can take advantage of 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn. Joining guaranteed wins on WINsday is the popular 50-cent boneless Wing Wednesday special. Thursdays in Curve, PA are Thirstday, presented by Q94, with $2 specials on select 16 oz. draft beers and regular-size sodas, plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs.

 

"Minor League Baseball delivers the best value for the fan in all of sports," said Martin. "Our Daily Value Promotions will once again deliver that every night of the week at PNG Field in 2019."

 

 

Sundays are for the kids this season in Curve, PA. All 11 Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club games, which is FREE and open to children ages 3-12, will be held on Sundays at PNG Field. The Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club includes tickets for the 11 Sunday games, plus members receive 10% off kids' apparel and novelties in the Stockyard and the Caboose team stores, gain access to an exclusive team autograph session, plus much more. Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club sign-ups are open now.  

 

The full 2019 Curve Promotional Schedule is listed below:

 

Thursday, April 11 - Opening Night | Greatest Showman FIREWORKS presented by Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries | 2019 Magnet Schedule giveaway for the first 5,000 fans, presented by Allegany College of Maryland | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs | Silver Steamers presented by Homewood at Martinsburg

Friday, April 12 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by M&T Bank | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, April 13 - Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Curve Classic Team Recognition

Sunday, April 14 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Curve Classic Team Recognition

Monday, April 15 - Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi | Never Waste Old Tickets

Tuesday, April 16 - Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn | Never Waste Old Tickets

Wednesday, April 17 - Education Day presented by Subway | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

 

Friday, April 26 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Servello Orthodontics, Gorilla House Gym & James E. Van Zandt VAMC | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery | Student Steam All-Stars

Saturday, April 27 - Celebrate Altoona Night | Horseshoe Curve Neck Pillow giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Southern Airways, Burgmeier's Hauling and Everett Railroad | Student Steamer All-Stars

Sunday, April 28 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Student Steamer All-Stars | Youth Baseball Clinic from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday April 29 - Senior Night presented by Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg | Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi | Never Waste Old Tickets

Tuesday, April 30 - Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn | Never Waste Old Tickets

Wednesday, May 1 - Education Day presented by Subway | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

 

Monday, May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Night | Teachers of the Year Recognition | Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi | Silver Steamers presented by Homewood at Martinsburg | Never Waste Old Tickets

Tuesday, May 7 - Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn | Never Waste Old Tickets

Wednesday, May 8 - Education Day presented by Subway | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

Friday, May 10 - Star Wars Night | Loco "The Last Locotami" Spinner giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by the Altoona Mirror | Altoona Area School District Weekend | Canned Food Drive

Saturday, May 11 - Ke'Bryan Hayes Golden Gloves bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Peoples Natural Gas | Altoona Area School District Weekend | Brielle's Brigade 5K

Sunday, May 12 - Mother's Day | Al Tuna Wine Glass Holder for the first 500 moms presented by Sheetz | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Altoona Area School District Weekend

 

Thursday, May 16 - Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs

Friday, May 17 - Halloween FIREWORKS | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery | Allegany County School District Weekend

Saturday, May 18 - Ghostbusters Night | Slimed Ghost Bustin' jersey auction presented by Adelphoi | Allegany County School District Weekend

Sunday, May 19 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Halloween at the Ballpark | Postgame Helicopter Candy Drop | Allegany County School District Weekend | Youth Baseball Clinic from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Friday, May 31 - Pittsburgh Sports FIREWORKS | Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Graduation Night | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, June 1 - A Game of Hope presented by UPMC Altoona | Game of Hope 5K at 9 a.m.

Sunday, June 2 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Atlantic Broadband Customer Appreciation Day | Youth Baseball Clinic from 11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Friday, June 7 - 75th Anniversary of D-Day presented by Home Helpers | D-Day tribute jersey auction benefitting James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center| FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, June 8 - Queen FIREWORKS | Huntingdon County Night

Sunday, June 9 - Matchbox 20 FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Tyrone Night

Tuesday, June 11 - Motown FIREWORKS | Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, June 12 - Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings | Peoples Customer Appreciation Night

Thursday, June 13 - Pittsburgh Dad appearances presented by Q94 | Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs | Bedford County Night

 

Monday, June 17 - Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, June 18 - Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, June 19 - Alan Jackson FIREWORKS | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings | Cresson Night | Silver Steamers presented by Homewood at Martinsburg

 

Thursday, June 27 - 90's Night | Fanny Pack giveaway for the first 500 fans presented by Altoona Grand Hotel | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs

Friday, June 28 - 90's FIREWORKS | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, June 29 - Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Scout Night | Indiana County Night

Sunday, June 30 - Faith FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Faith Night presented by Element Church

 

Thursday, July 4 - July 4th Celebration with FIREWORKS presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery

 

Friday, July 5 - Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by US Foods | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, July 6 - Pittsburgh FIREWORKS presented by FirstEnergy | Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Silver Steamers presented by Homewood at Martinsburg

Sunday, July 7 - Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Loco's Birthday | Loco & Al Photo Ball giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Altoona Grand Hotel

 

Monday, July 15 - Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, July 16 - Rat Pack FIREWORKS | Ladies Night | Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, July 17 - Jaffa Night | Jaffa Shriner bobblehead giveaway for the first 500 fans presented by Imler's Poultry | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

 

Monday, July 22 - Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, July 23 - Margaritaville FIREWORKS | Margaritaville Night | Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, July 24 - Super Splash Day presented by the Altoona Water Authority | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

Thursday, July 25 - Christmas in July | Law Enforcement Night | Al Tuna Goldfish Bowl Giveaway presented by Allied Milk | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs

Friday, July 26 - Styx FIREWORKS | Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery | Somerset County Night

Saturday, July 27 - Newman & Kramer dual bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by Nuts For You | Scout Night

Sunday, July 28 - Classical FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Arts in the Park

 

Monday, August 5 - Health Awareness Night | Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, August 6 - Johnny Cash FIREWORKS | Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, August 7 - UPMC Health Plan Member Appreciation Night | Carabiner giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by UPMC | Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

Thursday, August 8 - Allegheny Yinzers jersey presented by Keller Engineers | Allegheny Yinzers jersey auction | Yinzers Rally Towel giveaway for the first 500 fans presented by Grane Hospice Care | Pittsburgh-style food upgrades with fries, coleslaw and pierogies | Alzheimer's Awareness Night | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs | Baseball Equipment Collection

Friday, August 9 - Aerosmith FIREWORKS | Developmental Difference Night presented by Home Helpers | 811 Night presented by PA One Call | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, August 10 - Smokin' Adam Frazier bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans presented by UniFirst | Breast Cancer Awareness Night | Scout Night

Sunday, August 11 - Newsboys FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | Faith Night presented by Element Church | Red Letter Hymnal Performance

 

Friday, August 16 - Paul McCartney FIREWORKS | FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery

Saturday, August 17 - Beastie Boys FIREWORKS | Griffith Family Foundation Auction presented by Good Funeral Home and Alto Reste Park

Sunday, August 18 - Bon Jovi FIREWORKS | Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game | 1979 Pirates World Series Celebration | '79 Pirates Style jersey auction presented by Sheetz for the Kidz | Kent Tekulve appearance presented by Peoples | Silver Steamers presented by Homewood at Martinsburg

Monday, August 19 - Heritage Night | Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, August 20 - U2 FIREWORKS | Prostate Cancer Awareness Night presented by Bedford Urology | Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, August 21 - Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

 

Monday, August 26 - Mitsubishi Monday featuring free Grandstand tickets at Five Star Mitsubishi

Tuesday, August 27 - Two-for-Tuesday presented by Atlantic Broadband featuring 2-for-1 specials on tickets, hot dogs and small popcorn

Wednesday, August 28 - Guaranteed WINsday presented by the Altoona Mirror: If the Curve win, receive a free ticket of equal or lesser value to any Wednesday home game in 2019 | Wing Wednesday with 50-cent boneless wings

Thursday, August 29 - Kid Rock FIREWORKS | Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs

 

The 2019 season for the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, opens on Thursday, April 4 in Akron with the home opener slated for April 11 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Individual game tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 2 exclusively in person at the ballpark at Curve Festbeginning at 10 a.m. Online ticket sales at AltoonaCurve.com/Tickets will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field offices.

 

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