Hudson Valley Sports Report

DUTCHESS STADIUM RETURNS TO FULL CAPACITY ON JULY 6

New Homestand Begins On That Date Against Brooklyn

 

By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

FISHKILL – Starting July 6, the Hudson Valley Renegades and Dutchess Stadium will be back to capacity.

Per the state of New York, the Renegades can again fill the facility to its capacity of just over 5,100 seats. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would restore normal functions if the state reached a point where at least 70% of its population had received at least one vaccination.

“We saw last week it was like at 65% or 67% so we knew we were close,” Renegades President and General Manager Steve Gliner said. “It’s great to inform our season ticket-holders that they can go back to their regular seats.”

Because of COVID-19, the Renegades were forced to open last month at 25% capacity and then moved up to 33% capacity. In order to accommodate those with season tickets and still allow for fans buying single-game tickets, the team literally cut off certain sections of the Stadium with zip ties to create social distancing “pods.”

Because of the way monthly sales go, the Renegades won’t be able to go back to 100% capacity until they start a homestand on July 6.

The Stadium hasn’t been filled to capacity since August of 2019, with the entire 2020 season last year a wash when all of minor league baseball was canceled in its entirety.

“Well, technically, we have had sell-outs this year. They were just COVID sell-outs,” Gliner said with a laugh.

Tickets to Renegades games start as low as $6. Visit HVRenegades.com for ticket information.

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