June 30, 2002--Jamestown Jammers 10, Hudson Valley Renegades 7
Short Season Class A--New York Penn League
Dutchess Stadium is the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York Penn League. The park opened in the summer of 1994, a little before the big minor league ballpark boom. It’s located right off of I-84 in Fishkill, NY. The park has a very family, fan friendly atmosphere. The Renegades have not one, not two but three mascots to keep the kids entertained. The first mascot was “Rookie” (a raccoon), he then married his girlfriend “Rene” ( 1st four letters on Renegades ). They later had a child, “Rascal”. I know this because of the coloring book they were selling had the “real” story of how the mascots meet. You enter the park at ground level, right into the concourse. From there you go either left or right to get to your seats. Unlike the newer parks where the concourse is located a top the seating bowl where you can still view the action, here it’s located behind the grandstand. The seating bowl is set up “box” seats, reserved seats and G.A. seating. The box seats fold down while the reserve seating is the bucket type. Down each line and the bleacher type seats, these are metal benches with backs. Rather then going with the all to common forest green seats, the ‘Gades incorporated the teams colors into the seating. The box are green and the reserved are maroon.
Stadium Rating : B-
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