Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona

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Peoples Natural Gas Field is a 7,210-seat baseball-only stadium in Altoona, Pennsylvania that hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 15, 1999, as the tenants of the facility, the Altoona Curve defeated the Bowie Baysox, 6–1. The ballpark succeeded Veterans Memorial Field as the home of professional baseball in Altoona.HistoryThe groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium, then known as Blair County Ballpark, was held on March 7, 1998. The addition of Major League Baseball teams in Phoenix, Arizona, and St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1998 also created room for Minor League Baseball to expand. Two additional teams were added to the Eastern League for the 1999 season: the Altoona Curve and the Erie SeaWolves. The city of Altoona won the favor of the Eastern League over a bid from Springfield, Massachusetts.From 1999-2002, total seating capacity at Peoples Natural Gas Field was listed at 6,176. Prior to the 2003 season, an additional 1,034 seats were created with the construction of the new left-field reserved bleacher section, the third-base picnic pavilion, and the left-field party deck. Blair County Ballpark hosted the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 12, 2006, before a record crowd of 9,308 fans. The largest regular-season crowd was 9,255, recorded on August 10, 2003, for a doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators.
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  • Very clean and well kept..tickets prices are great which allows us visit more frequently. As we call it the Curve Burger at the end is AMAZING!!  more »
  • My wife and I are baseball watching folks who like to take in a game while traveling so the prospect of attending an Altoona Curve game was too good to pass up. Bought tickets in the afternoon at the ...  more »
  • The Altoona Curve have been our premier sports entertainment since 1999. They are a Double A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is fun watching the players improve and move up the ladder in their...  more »
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  • Awesome family environment to watch the future stars of baseball
  • Great field to watch a game. Seats are close to the action and comfortable.
  • Better than p.n c.
  • Great all American ballpark.
  • Beautiful and family friendly.

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