|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
($13.3 million in 2016 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)
Manhattan Jaspers (NCAA) (2015–present)
Hudson Valley Fort (FXFL) (2015–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, Drake and Adam Lambert, among others.
The stadium's first football tenant, the Hudson Valley Fort of the Fall Experimental Football League, took up residence in the stadium in October 2015. Some high school football playoff contests were also to be held at the stadium that year, but the stadium was later determined to be unsafe as a football venue and those games were canceled.
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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