Following a ground breaking ceremony on January 20, 1994, the Hudson Valley Renegades began their baseball existence less than just five months late. Dutchess Stadium opened on June 18th of that year, joining in on the minor league baseball boom of the 1990s that saw the construction of many new ballparks across the country. This is a rather remarkable accomplishment considering the brutal weather this area endures during the winter months, so to say that the organization and its fans were anxious would be an absolute understatement.
Citi Field is the home to the New York Mets, opened in 2009 its front entrance pays homage to Ebbets Field’s rotunda and honors one of its all-time greats Jackie Robinson. However, there is a lot of attention towards Metropolitan history with a hall of fame, Shea Bridge, and a new Home Run Apple in the outfield.
When Target Field opened in 2010, it became the first real baseball stadium to host the MLB’s Twins since the team left Metropolitan Stadium back in 1981.
Until NYCFC finds a permanent home in the five boroughs, Yankee Stadium will continue to be its home. It’s not a bad situation since soccer club is connected to soccer powerhouse Manchester City in England and baseball royalty the 27 time World Series Champion Yankees. However, one has to imagine how long will the marriage last.
NJIT debuted the brand new, state-of-the-art Wellness and Events Center in 2017. The impressive basketball venue is a step up for the Highlanders basketball program and should provide a beautiful canvas for college hoops in the Garden State for years to come.
For their National Football League rankings episode, the gang is joined by Sean MacDonald, who visited all 32 NFL stadiums in the 2014 season. Also, breaking news about the Pawtucket Red Sox new stadium, a “Mile High” naming rights deal in Denver, and do the Carolina Panthers want a new stadium?