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SEASON CREDENTIALS: Season credentials for the 2021 season will only be issued to legitimate news gathering organizations and individuals that cover the Curve on a daily basis. The Curve will contact media outlets on an individual basis regarding season-long credentials. Other media organizations that would like to request a season credential can do so by sending that request on company letterhead as an email attachment to [email protected] or via phone (814-283-3180).

DAILY CREDENTIALS: Daily credentials will be issued to those individuals or organizations who do not qualify for season credentials, including freelance writers and weekly and monthly publications. Daily credentials will also be issued to radio and TV stations when the need arises for extra pre/postgame personnel and to newspaper reporters providing extra coverage. The Curve Media Relations Department should be notified at least 24 hours in advance of the game in which daily credentials are being requested. Requests should be emailed or communicated by phone. Once approved, the credentials can be picked up at the Media/Handicap Gate.

CREDENTIAL PICKUPS: Season Credentials can be picked up on Opening Day, Tuesday May 4. Media can make other arrangements with the Curve Media Relations Department to pick up credentials after that date. Daily credentials will only be available for pickup on the day they are issued at the Media/Handicap Gate.

MEDIA ENTRANCE TO PEOPLES NATURAL GAS FIELD: All credentialed media should enter the ballpark through the Media/Handicap gate located at the top of the stairs halfway between the Front Office and the Upper Ticket Plaza on the third base side of the ballpark. No credentialed media are permitted to enter the ballpark through either the Curve front office or one of the ticket gates.

OTHER ACCEPTABLE CREDENTIALS: The Curve will also honor credentials from the Pittsburgh Pirates, National and American Leagues, the Baseball Writers Association of America and Minor League Baseball.

PRESS BOX SPACE: In accordance with MLB protocols and Pennsylvania guidelines, all individuals ages two and older are required to wear a face mask at all times while at PNG Field. Press Box seating will be limited to allow for proper distancing between media members covering Curve games. The Curve Media Relations Department should be notified at least 24 hours in advance of the game by media members planning to cover a game from the press box.

PHOTO WELLS: Photo wells are located at the end of both dugouts and their use by media members is restricted unless and until MLB deems it safe to proceed otherwise. Media will be permitted to photograph and take video from the seating bowl while taking care not to obstruct the view of fans in attendance.

PARKING: Media members holding season credentials are permitted to park their vehicles in the VIP parking lot by presenting their credentials to the attendant. Please be aware that parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those holding daily credentials that need to be picked up at the Media/Handicap gate will have their name placed on a VIP parking list, as long as they give at least 24 hours notice.

INTERVIEW POLICY: To begin the season all interviews will take place through telephones and the Microsoft Teams video service. Microsoft Teams functions in the same way that Zoom does, a link to any availability will be furnished to media members via email and at www.milb.com/altoona/team/media and a recording of all meetings will be made available upon request over Dropbox. The Curve Media Relations department will coordinate times and make coaches and players available as requested by media members. Media is asked to submit their player requests as far in advance as possible as the Curve Media Relations staff is also not permitted to interact with any covered individual. No one will be permitted to interview starting pitchers on the day of their start.

CLUBHOUSE POLICIES AND FIELD ACCESS: In accordance with regulations designated by Major League Baseball and the Pittsburgh Pirates, both clubhouses, tunnels to and from the dugouts, the dugouts themselves, photo wells and the field itself are considered Restricted Areas to all media personnel. Media members will not be permitted access to these areas or to be in close physical contact to any Covered Individual (player, manager or coach).

LIVE VIDEO: Live video must be shot from a minimum of 12 feet away from the bullpen at PNG Field. Live video cannot exceed more than five minutes at a time during batting practice and must be taken from the seating bowl. Live video is not permitted inside the Curve clubhouse at any time. Live social media interviews will not be permitted at any time.

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