Pirates

A stroll through the home of the Altoona Curve

ALTOONA, Pa. -- It's a landmark for anyone driving past the ballpark. Once inside Peoples Natural Gas Field -- the home of the Altoona Curve -- one can't help but stare at the structure.

How many ballparks have a rollercoaster beyond the right field wall? It's part of a fascinating setup for the Pirates' Double-A affiliate, but it wasn't until I first visited the park last year that I learned much more about the rollercoaster named the Skyliner and how it's part of Lakemont Park, which bumps up against the ballpark.

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