The Hudson Valley Renegades are a minor league baseball team that plays its home games at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y., about 30 miles from northern Yorktown. The New York-Penn League franchise is a short-season Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Several Renegades alumni, including star third baseman Evan Longoria, are now members of the parent club.
Dutchess Stadium officially seats 4,494 but patrons of picnic areas often push the official paid attendance over 5,000. Newer fans often cite the escalating cost of seeing Major League games at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field as a reason for sampling minor-league baseball at “The Dutch,” where basic ticket prices range from $6 for general admission to $14 for a box seat (add $2 for fireworks nights). Ambience includes theme nights, giveaways, contests between
innings, play area for children and a wide variety of food concessions.
Today’s Questions of the Day are:
- As Major League games become increasingly expensive for ordinary fans, especially families, have you tried minor league baseball as an alternative?
- Have you ever seen a Renegades game at Dutchess Stadium, or a game at some other minor league park? Tell us about your experience.
Please write your response in the comments.
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