Homestand Highlights: Halfway to Halloween weekend coming to PNG Field

Specialty Ghost Bustin' uniforms to be featured on SportsCenter's "Minor League Baseball Promotion of the Week" segment

By Altoona Curve | May 15, 2019 3:22 PM

CURVE, Pa. - The Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, return to Peoples Natural Gas Field for a four-game series starting Thursday.


The Curve will host the extended weekend set against their Route 22 Rivals, the Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Standing nearly six months from October 31, the Curve will host various Halloween-themed promotions throughout the weekend from fireworks, a specialty jersey auction, candy drop and encourage kids to come to Sunday's game in costume.


To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Columbia Pictures film Ghostbusters, the Curve will suit up in their paranormal exterminating specialty Slimed Ghost Bustin' jerseys on Ghost Bustin' Night. Fans will have a chance to take home one of the uniforms off the players' backs with the in-game auction at the ballpark and through the Live Source App. The proceeds of the auction will benefit Adelphoi. The promotional night will be featured on Saturday's SportsCenter AM "Minor League Promotion of the Week" segment.


Friday night at the ballpark is the first postgame fireworks display since Opening Night and will be set to Halloween tunes. The contest features a Free Shirt Friday design of former Curve shortstop Cole Tucker for the first 500 fans, presented by M&T Bank. The giveaway will be of the remaining 500 free shirts from the April 12 rainout.


On Sunday, kids age 3-12 with a ticket to the game may attend the second of three youth baseball clinics for FREE. The first 350 youth baseball attendees will go home with a microfiber towel giveaway, presented by Central State Manufacturing. All Ritchey's Dairy Curve Kids' Club members are also eligible to attend the youth clinic. Sign-ups for the Ritchey's Dairy Curve Kids' Club are free and can be done by clicking here. Registration for Sunday's youth baseball clinic begins at 9:30 a.m.


After Sunday's game, there will be no tricks but rather all treats with the Blair Candy Helicopter Candy Drop. Kids age 12 and under will be able to gather candy after the chopper drops the load of treats into the outfield grass.


Fans can enjoy live pregame music on the party deck thanks to Unlimited Cycle Center with The Band Oz and Black Snakes Blues Band performing over the weekend.


The full promotional schedule for the series is listed below:


Thursday, May 16 vs. Harrisburg Senators | 6 p.m. First Pitch | 5 p.m. Gates | TICKETS

  • Thirstday presented by Q94 featuring $2 select 16 oz. draft beers & regular-size sodas plus $1 Juniata Brand by Kunzler hot dogs
  • Curve Concert Series, presented by Unlimited Cycle Center, featuring live pregame music from The Band Oz
  • Mercedes giveaway, presented by Home Nursing Agency


Friday, May 17 vs. Harrisburg Senators | 6 p.m. First Pitch | 5 p.m. Gates | TICKETS 

  • Halloween FIREWORKS, presented by Quality Inn
  • Cole Tucker Free Shirt Friday giveaway for the first 500 fans, presented by M&T Bank
  • FastPlay Friday featuring free lottery tickets with the code of the week from the Pennsylvania Lottery
  • Allegany County School District Weekend


Saturday, May 18 vs. Harrisburg Senators | 6 p.m. First Pitch | 5 p.m. Gates | TICKETS

  • Ghost Bustin' Night
  • Slimed Ghost Bustin' game-worn jersey auction, presented by and benefitting Adelphoi
  • Allegany County School District Weekend
  • Curve Concert Series, presented by Unlimited Cycle Center, featuring live pregame music from Black Snakes Blues Band


Sunday, May 19 vs. Harrisburg Senators | 2 p.m. First Pitch | 1 p.m. Gates | TICKETS

  • Halloween at the Ballpark
  • Postgame Helicopter Candy Drop, presented by Blair Candy
  • Ritchey's Dairy Kids' Club Game
  • Youth Baseball Clinic from 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Microfiber Towel Giveaway, presented by Central States Manufacturing, for the first 350 youth baseball clinic attendees
  • Allegany County School District Weekend


For tickets or more information, visit, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the PNG Field box office. Additionally, the Stockyard Team Store is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-gamedays and online 24/7/365. 



This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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