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Dutchess Stadium
"The Dutch"
Dutchess Stadium as seen from the seats behind home plate in 2009
Location 1500 Route 9DWappingers Falls, NY 12590
Coordinates 41°31′40.48″N 73°57′39.84″W / 41.5279111°N 73.9610667°W / 41.5279111; -73.9610667
Broke ground 1994
Opened 1994
Owner Hudson Valley Stadium Corp.
Surface grass
Capacity 4,494
Tenants
Hudson Valley Renegades



Dutchess Stadium is a stadium in Wappingers Falls, New York. It is primarily used for baseball, as the home field of the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team. It opened in 1994 and holds 4,494 people. It is located on New York State Route 9D.

The stadium hosts WSPK's annual KFest concert, as well as a rock concert usually held in late August. Performing artists have included Akon, Fat Joe, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Wilco, Def Leppard, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Visible from the stadium is Fishkill Correctional Facility as well as Interstate 84. Dutchess Stadium may hold the honor for the quickest stadium built ever. Construction began in March 1994 and was ready for opening Day in June. (Citation) According to the Renegades 2007 yearbook, "The paint was still being put on the foul-poles minutes before the game." It is unclear whether this is absolutely true, or just an exaggeration, however.

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