“A minor league ballpark is one thing. An amusement park is another. But tucked in the Allegheny Mountains is a place where there’s really no difference.”
–USA Today, August 8, 2002
Opened on April 15, 1999, People Natural Gas Field is widely considered by fans, players, baseball executives and media as one of the finest minor league baseball facilities in America.
Located just off Interstate 99 in Altoona, the ballpark features a beautiful brick exterior and the design is modeled after a railroad roundhouse to tie in the industry which helped found the city of Altoona, and is still very much present to this day.
The inside of People Natural Gas Field features just over 7,200 fixed seats between two levels. The double-deck layout of the seating section allows for expansive lower and upper concourses, giving fans plenty of space to walk around the ballpark without having to fight through a stationary crowd of people. The “Skyliner” roller coaster from neighboring Lakemont Park and the scenic Allegheny Mountains add to the overall beauty of People Natural Gas Field.
Besides baseball, the ballpark hosts other community minded events. On Saturday, May 6th, the People Natural Gas Field will be the site for the 10th Annual Pints for Pets Brewfest to raise funds for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.
Visit the People Natural Gas Field online at www.altoonacurve.com/ballpark.