You won’t want to miss it when the Curve square off with nearby divisional rivals the Harrisburg Senators. The games between these two always have importance in the standings as well as bragging rights on the line making each matchup between these two Keystone State rivals a must-see.
The SeaWolves used to be affiliated with the Pirates, and the Curve are the Pirates current Double-A affiliate creating a fun rivalry between these two division rivals. If you’re looking to see some good Eastern League Western Division action, then a Curve-SeaWolves game is just the matchup for you.
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have a bit of a rivalry, and that rivalry comes into play when the Pirates Double-A affiliate takes on the Phillies. There are plenty of bragging rights on the line when the Curve and Fightin Phils meet, so make sure to be in attendance when the Fightin Phils come to town.
Altoona Curve Tailgate Guide
An Altoona Curve game features a unique pregame experience you won’t find anywhere else as you’ll be able to enjoy an amusement park right next door to the ballpark. Lakemont Park is a fun way to spend a couple of hours before the game, although it isn’t the biggest amusement park around, so you won’t want to spend your whole day there.
Before riding a few rides at Lakemont Park take some time to enjoy some of the bars and restaurants in Altoona. Altoona may not be the most swinging town around, but you’ll still find plenty of places to grab a drink or some grub before the game.
The one downside to attending a Curve game is that there isn’t any traditional tailgating at the ballpark. That said you’ll find more than enough to do before the game between the restaurants and bars and Lakemont Park.
Arrive early to visit Lakemont Park for an hour or two before taking in an Altoona Curve game at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
Not too many ballparks are located next to an amusement park, so take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy Lakemont Park before the game. Lakemont Park isn’t a huge amusement park making it easy to explore all the park has to offer in a few hours before the game.
The main entrance to Peoples Natural Gas Field is designed to look like an old-fashioned roundhouse and features pictures of current Curve players making it a must-see. When attending a Curve game, make sure to go in through the main entrance to get the full gameday experience.
Where to tailgate
Parking GarageThose of you looking to park near the ballpark will want to do so in the parking garage at the ballpark. It cost $3 to park here, and it’s the only stadium parking area for single game ticket holders.
Nearby Bars and RestaurantsIf you’re looking to grab something to eat or drink before the game, then do so before arriving at the park. Altoona has a few fun places to check out before the game including Al’s Tavern.
Altoona Curve Stadium Guide
The Curve are the only team in town, and the people of Altoona love the Curve, creating one of the best in-game atmospheres in Double-A. Just about everyone you encounter at a Curve game is a big fan of the team and lives and dies with the team. The fans here in Altoona know all about the team and players creating one of the best experiences in Double-A.
The excellent fan support isn’t the only thing that makes attending a Curve game a fun experience. All around the park you’ll see tributes to former Curve greats including the Road to the Show Board and no trip to PNG Field is complete without checking out the roller coaster in right field.
Families especially will have a fantastic time attending a Curve game as the team provides tons of family entertainment. PNG Park is home to not one, but two kids play areas so no matter what your kids’ ages are they’ll have a blast when attending a Curve game. The Curve also have five fun mascots and let kids run the bases after every weekend home game.
You’ll have a lot of fun taking in a Curve game no matter how big of a baseball fan you are or how old you are, so start planning your trip to Altoona today.
Check out the “Road to the Show Board” to see all the former Curve players who have made their way to the major leagues. The board is a fun thing to check out especially if you’re a fan of the Curve’s parent club the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Altoona Curve offer not one, but two kids play areas. The Begin With Us Toddler Area is located on the upper concourse behind home plate and is the perfect place to take young kids, while the older kids will love the Kids’ Fun Zone down the right field line. No matter how old your kids are, they’ll enjoy the kids play areas at PNG Field.
Take part in the Kids Run the Bases after every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday game. Kids 14 and under are invited to run the bases after the game just like their favorite players making it a fun event for young fans.
The Altoona Curve have five mascots including Steamer, Al Tuna, Diesel Dog, Tenacious, and Loco. The Curve’s newest mascot Loco was introduced in 2015 and is already making quite the name for himself. Keep an eye out for all of the Curve’s mascots during your visit to PNG Field.