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.Watch video
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.