Altoona Curve Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern League

Head Coach: Michael Sean Ryan

Team Mascot: Steamer, Al Tuna, Diesel Dawg, Tenacious

Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 7210

City / State: Altoona / Pennsylvania

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Route 22 Rivalry

Rival Team: Harrisburg Senators

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.

Altoona Curve vs Erie SeaWolves

Rival Team: Erie SeaWolves

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.

Altoona Curve vs Reading Fightin Phils

Rival Team: Reading Fightin Phils

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.


Lakemont Park

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.

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Main Entrance

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

Altoona Curve Stadium Guide

In Game

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.

Things to check out

Road to the Show Board

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.

Kids Play Areas

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.

Opening Day Banners

Around PNG Field are banners honoring all of the Curve’s opening day rosters. Take a walk around the concourse to check them all out before the game.

Skyliner Roller Coaster

One of the defining features of PNG Field is the roller coaster in right field. The Skyliner is part of Lakemont Park, and at night when it’s lit up it provides a fun backdrop to the game.

Team Shop

If you're looking for some Curve gear, then stop by the team shop. The team shop offers a wide selection of merchandise including caps, jerseys, pennants, and much more.

Kids Run the Bases

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.

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Altoona Curve Bars & Restaurants

  1. Al’s Tavern

    Piedmont Ale House beer

    "Not just another corner bar" - They've got great food, big screens for you to catch your favorite team, and an amazing selection of drinks.

    2831 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  2. Mike’s Court

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    Good Friends. Good Food. Cold Six-Packs To-Go.

    1908 5th St, Altoona, PA 16601, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Black & Gold Tavern

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    Great selection of drinks, awesome crowd, and nice staff.

    2927 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Cobrah’s Lounge

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    Awesome place to hang out, drinks are great, and food is good.

    1200 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. Zach’s Sports & Spirits

    beer burger Buddys Place

    We have a large selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, subs, burgers, pizza & our famous wings. You’re sure to find something you’ll love!

    5820 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - sportsbar - $$

  6. The Knickerbocker Tavern

    Beer mug Crafty Rooster

    Nice single malts, soups made from scratch, martinis that will blow you away, huge menu with everything from burgers to crab cakes, paninis, hoagies, and crisp salads.

    3957 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. Jack & George’s

    burger McGrearys Restaurant Celestial Cafe

    Great food and good service.

    2400 4th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. All Star Pizza & Subs

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    Delicious pizzas and friendly staff.

    2101 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    - $$

  9. Nicoletta’s Family Restaurant

    Pizza Rock Falls Tavern Humboldt Steel Corp Restaurant Bar

    Great pizzas at affordable prices and the service is good.

    1700 8th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  10. The Athenian Cafe

    University Broiler Grill

    The Athenian Café has long been considered the premier place to buy Greek food in Altoona, PA.

    217 Union Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    european - $

  11. Hoss’s Steak & Steakhouse

    Hosss Steak Steakhouse

    Considerate service, delicious food, and a pleasant environment.

    621 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  12. Tom & Joe’s Restaurant

    TJs Fish Chicken Breakfast McLeans Restaurant Breakfast Bundy Hill KC Diner Breakfast The Harbour Diner Breakfast Mr Breakfast Restaurant Breakfast

    Tom & Joe's has been serving Altoona, Pennsylvania for over 75 years and has become a local institution providing a fun and energetic diner atmosphere.

    1201 13th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Champs Sports Grill

    Champs Sports Grill

    Champs Sports Grill is a perfect blend of a lively sports bar and a classic restaurant, a great location for dining and socializing!

    205 Charlotte Dr, Altoona, PA 16601, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$