Altoona Curve Recognize Importance of Regional Support from Places Like Jefferson, Clearfield Counties

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ALTOONA, Pa. (EYT) – While the Altoona Curve might play in Altoona, they are much more than just Altoona’ team according to General Manager Rob Egan.

In fact, they are the entire region’s team according to Egan, a region that includes Clearfield and Jefferson Counties as well as others.

“From the early days of the franchise, we knew that in order for the Curve to work, it couldn’t just be Altoona and Blair County’s team,” Egan told ExploreJeffersonPa.com. “It had to be a regional team that appealed to Pirates fans and Curve fans as we built that up over the course of 18 years from around the region.”

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Egan said the regional appeal has been very strong for the Curve since the franchise’s first year in 1999.

“We’ve seen that happens big time thanks to the support we’ve gotten from folks from DuBois, Clearfield and other spots in the region,” Egan said. “We see that on a regular basis, groups coming down from the region, and we’re really appreciative of that. Without the support like that and people coming to the ballpark nd showing the team support and enjoying themselves on a Saturday or a Sunday night like so many do from DuBois, Clearfield, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do out here on a nightly basis.”

Egan said the team is always working hard to keep and grow the support from around the region and it never takes that regional support for granted.

“We’re really blessed to have great regional support,” Egan said. “A lot of that comes from Jefferson (County), from DuBois. We don’t for a second take that for granted. We knew that’s how it would have to be in order for the Curve to have success. Fortunately, that has happened.”


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