Dutchess Stadium is a stadium in the town of Fishkill, New York. It opened in 1994 and holds 4,500 people. It is located on New York State Route 9D.
Visible from the stadium is
Fishkill Correctional Facility as well as Interstate 84. Construction began in January 1994 and was ready for Opening Day in June 1994. [7 ]
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 [8 ] Akon, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Wilco, Def Leppard, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Adam Lambert, among others.
On July 15, 2014, it was announced that
Manhattan College's baseball team will play all of their home competitions at Dutchess Stadium [9 ]
The stadium's first
football tenant, a team in the Fall Experimental Football League, will take up residence in the stadium in October 2015. [10 ]
Dutchess Stadium in 2009, taken from the seats behind home plate
Dutchess Stadium, August 2010
Features [ edit ]
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.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Carter, Christopher (January 27, 1994). "Stadium Crew Breaks Ground Jan. 20" (PDF). Harlem Valley Times. p. A12 . Retrieved . July 1, 2012
^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
^ "Dutchess Stadium". Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis LLP . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
^ "Sports & Recreational Facilities". Fellenzer Engineering LLP . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
^ "Renegades Baseball Stadium". Meyer Contracting Corporation . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
^ Hanley, Robert (June 19, 1994). "The Old Ball Game Gets New Times at Bat". The New York Times . Retrieved . November 8, 2011
^ Merzbach, Brian. "Hudson Valley Renegades". Ballpark Reviews . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
^ "WRWD Hudson Valley Baseball Classic Set For April 24". Army Athletics. April 9, 2013 . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
^ "Baseball to Play 2015 Home Games at Dutchess Stadium". Manhattan College Athletics. July 15, 2014 . Retrieved . August 12, 2014
^ "Brawlers will be part of FXFL". Vindy.com (The Vindicator). July 16, 2015 . Retrieved . July 16, 2015
^ McMann, Sean T. (April 5, 2014). "Dutchess Stadium Turf Thrills Hudson Valley Renegades". Poughkeepsie Journal . Retrieved . June 2, 2014
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