Every single homestand the Curve play in Curve, Pa. during the 2012 campaign will feature at least one fireworks display while seven of the team's homestands have multiple fireworks dates scheduled.
The 14th season of Curve baseball will open and close to the tune of fireworks as Opening Night on April 5 and the final home game of the year on August 30 will feature post-game displays. All told, 21 of the Curve's 70 home dates will be followed by an eye-dazzling fireworks show. Altoona will once again host a Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
and the classic Sunday Night Fireworks series will return starting May 20th when the Curve take on the Erie SeaWolves.
Keeping with the tradition of the last two seasons, an additional fireworks show will take place during Ballpark Block Party 2012 on Tuesday, July 3. The Ballpark Block Party will feature live music, contests, food and offer a family-friendly environment for those wishing to start the Independence Day Weekend festivities a night early.
"Nothing excites our fans - no matter what age - quite like fireworks," said Curve General Manager Rob Egan. "We're pleased to once again bring plenty of opportunities for fans to enjoy them, whether it's on Opening Night, the Fourth of July, on Sunday Nights, or even a mid-week game in the summer. We can't wait to light up the nights."
Listed below are the 22 fireworks dates on the schedule for the upcoming season:
- Thursday, April 5 vs. Erie at 6:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
- Saturday, April 7 vs. Erie at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21 vs. Richmond at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5 vs. Richmond at 6 p.m. presented by US. Foods & WTAJ-TV
- Sunday, May 20 vs. Erie at 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 29 vs. Richmond at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 3 vs. Portland at 6 p.m. presented by Excela Health
- Wednesday, June 13 vs. Trenton at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 20 vs. New Britain at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, June 24 vs. Akron at 6 p.m. presented by Panera Bread
- Tuesday, July 3 at Ballpark Block Party 2012
- Wednesday July 4 vs. Reading at 7 p.m. presented by Pennsylvania Lottery
- Sunday, July 8 vs. Binghamton at 6 p.m. presented by Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
- Sunday, July 22 vs. Erie at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, July 28 vs. New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, July 29 vs. New Hampshire at 6 p.m. presented by Conemaugh Health System
- Monday, August 6 vs. Bowie at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 8 vs. Bowie at 7 p.m. presented by Bellwood/Hollidaysburg/Philipsburg Hometown Markets
- Sunday, August 12 vs. Trenton at 6 p.m. presented by Ramada Altoona
- Thursday, August 23 vs. Richmond at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, August 26 vs. Richmond at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, August 30 vs. Akron at 7 p.m. presented by L.R. Webber Associates
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