25 Fireworks Shows to Light Up Curve, Pa. in Club's 15th season

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular leads largest group of fireworks shows since '06

By Mike Passanisi / Altoona Curve | February 21, 2013 5:44 AM ET

CURVE, Pa. - Fans love Fireworks and that is what the Curve will bring to the table in their 15th season of baseball with 25 different fireworks shows scattered across 71 home games at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Each Curve homestand in 2013 will have at least one fireworks show while 10 home swings will have at least two fireworks shows. For the third straight season, the club will be home on July 4 to host the Erie SeaWolves with a Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Patrons of Curve, Pa. will get their first dose of fireworks mania at the ballpark on BOpening Night, April 11 when the Curve and Harrisburg Senators open up the 2013 home schedule (The Curve will celebrate the life of Bo Forney, their bat boy, who passed away in February). The BOpening Night fireworks are the first of four fireworks shows in April, which will be followed by four more shows in May. The long-standing Curve, Pa. tradition of Sunday Night Fireworks also returns in May with the 6 p.m. tilt versus Richmond on the 26th.

Both June and July feature five different fireworks shows, while fans can get more bang for their buck (literally) with six shows during the month of August. The final Curve night game of the season, a 6 p.m. contest versus Akron on September 1, will serve as the final fireworks show of the 2013 campaign.

A complete rundown of all 25 fireworks shows in Curve, Pa. is listed below:

2013 Curve Firework Dates
Date Opponent Time
Thurs., April 11 Harrisburg 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 13 Harrisburg 6 p.m.
Fri., April 26 Erie 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 27 Erie 6 p.m.
Fri., May 10 Richmond 6:30 p.m.
Sat., May 11 Richmond 6 p.m. Presented by US Foods
Sat., May 25 Richmond 6 p.m.
Sun., May 26 Richmond 6 p.m.
Fri., June 7 Binghamton 7 p.m.
Sun., June 9 Binghamton 6 p.m.
Sun., June 16 Trenton 6 p.m. Presented by Panera Bread
Wed., June 19 New Hampshire 7 p.m.
Tues., June 25 New Britain 7 p.m.
Thurs., July 4 Erie 7 p.m. Presented by the Pennsylvania Lottery
Sun., July 7 Erie 6 p.m. Presented by Ramada Altoona
Mon., July 15 Bowie 7 p.m.
Fri., July 19 Erie 7 p.m. Presented by Mid Atlantic Dairy Assoc.
and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Prog.
Sun., July 21 Erie 6 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 2 Akron 7 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 4 Akron 6 p.m. Presented by Conemaugh Health System
Sun., Aug. 11 Harrisburg 6 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 13 Portland 7 p.m. Presented by Bellwood/Hollidaysurg/
Philipsburg Hometown Markets
Tues., Aug. 20 Reading 7 p.m. Presented by L.R. Webber & Associates
Sat., Aug. 31 Akron 6 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 1 Akron 6 p.m.

This release is the first of four to be released this week to reveal the 2013 Altoona Curve Promotional Calendar. The release schedule is as follows with one exception. Tomorrow's release will come at 4 p.m. after all Giveaway items have been revealed via the Curve twitter account (@AltoonaCurve). We will release one giveaway item every half an hour starting at 9 a.m. to be followed up by the full release at 4 pm.

Tuesday, February 26: Giveaways (follow along on Twitter beginning at 9 a.m. @AltoonaCurve); release at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27: Community Nights, Jersey off the Back Auctions & Theme Nights

Thursday, February 28: Entertainers & Special Guest Appearances

Individual-game tickets go on sale in-person at 9 a.m. this Saturday during Baseball Bash, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Baseball Bash also serves as the first opportunity for fans that have already pre-purchased their Pirates-Curve Exhibition game tickets to pick them up. For more information on Baseball Bash and the 2013 Curve season, please visit the new AltoonaCurve.com, call 877.99.CURVE or stop by the offices at Peoples Natural Gas Field.


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

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