The Altoona Curve and Peoples Natural Gas Field served as the Alternate Training Site (aka "taxi squad") for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2020 season. The group of players participated in daily workouts and intrasquad scrimmages at PNG Field to remain ready for game action. The lists below includes all of the Pirates players that worked out in Altoona during the summer of 2020.
Coaches: Brian Esposito, Joel Hanrahan, Jon Nunnally, Miguel Perez
"The Pirates organization is appreciative of the long-standing relationship we have had for over two decades with the Altoona Curve. The people, proximity, along with the first-class facility, makes Peoples Natural Gas Field an ideal choice to safely host our alternate training site for the upcoming season.”
“The Curve and Pirates have shared a remarkable relationship since 1999. Being chosen as the alternate training facility really reinforces the strength of that relationship. Being 90 miles from PNC Park, Altoona is a great location to allow the Pirates to get a player to Pittsburgh, or wherever they need to get to, quickly and safely.”