Pirates to use Altoona Curve stadium as alternate training site during upcoming season

Pirates to use Altoona Curve stadium as alternate training site during upcoming season
The view from left field at People's Natural Gas Field in Altoona. (DKPS/DKPS)

PITTSBURGH — With Major League Baseball practices set to begin in less than a week, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a partnership with the Altoona Curve to use its field as an alternate training facility for the 2020 season.

“The Pirates organization is appreciative of the long-standing relationship we have had for over two decades with the Altoona Curve,” said Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington in a news release. “The people, proximity, along with the first-class facility, makes Peoples Natural Gas Field an ideal choice to safely host our alternate training site for the upcoming season.”

Players will return to spring training camp by July 1, and the 60-game regular season will start on July 24.

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Workout dates and player rosters have not yet been announced.

Altoona is about 90 miles from PNC Park.

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