Nearly thirty years have passed since Hinchliffe Stadium was open on a consistent basis. The anticipated open in the Spring of 2023 has many locals excited about the potential of what’s to come. This Spring, along with budding trees in nearby Mary Kramer Park, Stadium goers will be able to watch the blooming schedule of events.
While the schedule is still developing, a few things are for sure: Jackals Baseball and high school football. The Jackels are an American professional baseball team who has made the Stadium their home. When available, tickets can be purchased on the team’s website. Paterson Public School District plans include returning the John F. Kennedy Knights back to their home field at Hinchliffe. Football, soccer, and track and field will all be held at Hinchliffe. Included in the Spring and Summer plans are concerts, community events, and guided tours.
Tour guides will explore the grounds of the 7500 seat stadium, and visit the Charles J. Muth museum dedicated to the legacy of Negroe Leagues Baseball. In addition, the Stadium is situated just a few steps away from the Great Falls National Park and, coming soon, a brand new visitors center and riverwalk will be part of the experience. The whole spectacular landscape is watched over by a statue of the City of Paterson’s founder, Alexander Hamilton.
When asked what was most exciting about the Stadium project, Mayor Andre Sayegh said, “Hinchliff Stadium is a real field of dreams. It tells the story of the struggle for civil rights and social justice. Twenty-six years after being empty and abandoned, we will tell the story of our historic stadium.”
The open date has not yet been made public. Progress of the project, including videos and pictures, is posted on the Stadium’s Instagram page.