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Peoples Natural Gas Field



Park Name: Peoples Natural Gas Field
Tenants: Altoona Curve (Eastern League)

Opened: 1999
Address: 1000 Park Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Dimensions: 325' (L), 405' (C), 325' (R)

Former Names: 
Blair County Ballpark (1999-2011)


The view from behind home plate at Peoples Natural Gas Field.


The view from down the first base line, looking toward the scoreboard and the berm behind the bleachers.


The view from down the third base line. The ballpark sits adjacent to Lakemont Amusement Park, and the Skyliner roller coaster towers over the right field fence.


The grandstand at Peoples Natural Gas Field, as seen from center field.


The seating bowl is double-decked, with the concourse underneath the top deck, and the pressbox and suites above that.


Photos of all the other Eastern League ballparks line the walls on the lower concourse.


The Curve has retired #16 for former outfielder Adam Hyzdu, a member of the 2004 Red Sox World Series team. 


A large, mostly open-air picnic area sits at field level down the left field line.


The wall behind the picnic area features the names of former Curve players who have made it to the major leagues.


A party deck sits above the field in the left field corner.


The foul pole comes right up to the drink rail on the party deck. Beyond that sits the outfield bleachers and the scoreboard in left center field.


"The Cheap Seats" bleacher seating section sits down the right field line, with the children's play area located on the concourse above it.


A large wall forms a unique corner in left field, with the foul pole halfway along its face and a bullpen dugout carved into the side beneath the party deck.


The home team's bullpen "dugout" is a small shack in the shadow of the Skyliner, complete with sofa for the pitcher's comfort.


The outfield wall makes several corners, and goes through multiple height changes, most notably a sharp rise at the 405 foot marker in center field.


A parking garage behind center field acts as the batter's eye.


The Altoona Curve on the field during a game at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Allegheny Mountains can be seen in the background.


The roller coaster crests the top of the hill during the game, giving the riders one of the most unique views of a game in baseball.





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