Dutchess Stadium

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Dutchess Stadium
Location Wappingers Falls, NY United States
Building chronology
Built 1994
Hudson Valley Renegades

Hudson - From Left Lower 250T.jpg Photographs courtesy of (c) Eric and Wendy Pastore http://www.digitalballparks.com

Hudson - 3rd to 1st Upper 325T.jpg

Dutchess Stadium is a ballpark located in Wappingers Falls, NY. It was built in 1994 and has a capacity of 4,494 people. It is the home stadium of the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League.

The Renegades were home to the Texas Rangers farm system from 1994-1995, before going co-op in 1996. In 1997 Major League Baseball announced that the Tampa Bay Devil Rays would begin play as a new MLB team in 1998. The Devil Rays were allowed to start a farm system during the preceeding season. The Hudson Valley Renegades took the field in 1997, as the first representatives to ever play for the Devil Rays... a year before the Major League team would debut. The stadium has been a huge success, as it has been playing at over 90% capacity since 1995 and reaching 100% in 2006. Source: http://www.digitalballparks.com Dutchess County Stadium gallery.