Dutchess Stadium as seen from the seats behind home plate in 2009
|Location||1500 Route 9D
Wappingers Falls, NY 12524
|Owner||Hudson Valley Stadium Corp.|
|Operator||Hudson Valley Stadium Corp.|
|Field size||Left field: 325 feet
Center field: 400 feet
Right field: 325 feet
|Broke ground||January 20, 1994|
|Opened||June 18, 1994|
|Construction cost||$8.3 million
($13.2 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP|
|Structural engineer||Geiger Engineers|
|Services engineer||Fellenzer Engineering LLP|
|General contractor||Meyer Contracting Corporation|
|Hudson Valley Renegades (NYPL) (1994–present)|
The stadium is primarily used for baseball, as the home field of the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team, the short season-A level team of the Tampa Bay Rays. Each April the stadium hosts the Hudson Valley Baseball Classic between Marist College and the United States Military Academy. Besides baseball it is also used for weddings, catered events and concerts. The stadium hosts K104's annual KFest concert held in early June, as well as a rock concert, usually held in late August. Performing artists have included Akon, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Wilco, Def Leppard, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Adam Lambert, among others.
In addition to concessions, the stadium features a kids area, which includes an ice cream shop and play areas. The entire field, excluding the pitchers mound and home plate area, was converted to Astro-Turf in the Spring of 2014.
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