Dietz Stadium

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Robert Dietz Memorial Stadium
Location Kingston, New York
Coordinates 41°56′4.56″N 74°1′39.31″W / 41.9346000°N 74.0275861°W / 41.9346000; -74.0275861Coordinates: 41°56′4.56″N 74°1′39.31″W / 41.9346000°N 74.0275861°W / 41.9346000; -74.0275861
Owner City of Kingston
Capacity 1,500
Surface Grass (1949-1978)
AstroTurf (1979-2009)
FieldTurf (2009-Present)
Tenants
Kingston Colonials (1949-1951)
Kingston Tigers (1952-present)
Hudson Valley Highlanders (2008)
Opened 1949

Robert Dietz Memorial Stadium is a football stadium in Kingston, New York. Dietz Stadium is the home field of the Kingston High School Tigers football team. It is named for Robert H. Dietz, a Medal of Honor recipient killed in World War II. Dietz was a Kingston native.

Track Length[edit]

One lap on the track is 400 meters. 4 laps is 1600 meters (about 30 feet short of a mile: 1 mile = 1 609.344 meters)

Kingston Colonials[edit]

Dietz Stadium was originally built as a football stadium for the local high school, but was repurposed to serve as the home of the revived Kingston Colonials, a Class B baseball team.

High School Football[edit]

After the team folded in 1951,[1] the stadium was purchased by the City of Kingston for the Kingston City School District, and has served as a high school football stadium ever since.

Professional Football[edit]

The team served as the home stadium for the short-lived Hudson Valley Highlanders of the North American Football League; the team played only one season in 2008.

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