AT LANDMARK HINCHLIFFE STADIUM IN PATERSON, NJ
Paterson, NJ – September 14, 2022 – The New Jersey Jackals, a member team of the Frontier League, a Professional Baseball League of 16 teams and Partner League of Major League Baseball (MLB), today announced the team is relocating from Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ to its new, larger home at landmark Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ.
The Jackals will kick off a 96-game season in May of 2023 at Hinchliffe, a 7,000-seat stadium that sits on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson's National Historic Great Falls and is surrounded by the city's national historic district – the first planned industrial settlement in the nation in 1792. Hinchliffe is also one of two remaining ballparks where the segregated Negro Leagues played in the mid-20th century. The facility lay dormant for the past 20+ years but is now undergoing a dramatic restoration.
Al Dorso, the owner and operator of the New Jersey Jackals, along with the city of Paterson, have exciting plans to improve the Hinchliffe field and venue, align with local businesses and bring additional entertainment to the venue, such as concerts, kids camps, traveling teams, training and exhibitions, holiday events and more. The stadium improvements are part of a larger $95 million project that includes a parking garage, a restaurant with museum and nearby residential complex.
“We’re thrilled to have the Jackals in Paterson and equally pleased to be working alongside Al Dorso, a visionary, change agent and proven businessman with the leadership, acumen and experience to bring additional growth, prosperity and entertainment to our local community,” said Andre Sayegh, Mayor of Paterson. “This development is another watershed moment, pun intended with the Great Falls nearly adjacent to the stadium, for the city of Paterson and one that will surely act as a catalyst for new expansion, entertainment and jobs in the area.”
“I was born and raised in Paterson and even though I ventured on, I still know this town like the back of my hand and have many fond memories,” said Al Dorso, Owner of the Jacals. “This is a great opportunity at the right time in my life to give back and add to the rich history of this region. More importantly, we have approached this effort with a community-first mindset, starting with working with Mayor Sayegh and other local official and business leaders which we plan to expand to create a true ecosystem of opportunity in the months and years ahead.”
Paterson, NJ is the third most populous city in New Jersey and still growing. Hinchliffe is easily accessible via major highways (I-80, 46 and 21) as well as public rail and bus transportation with close proximity to NYC. The city is a multi-cultural center that represents a cross-section of ethnic backgrounds and industries in everything from manufacturing, distribution, consumer packaged goods and retail to education, healthcare, transportation and now sports and entertainment.
About The New Jersey Jackals:
The New Jersey Jackals are a member team of the Frontier League, a Professional Baseball League of 16 teams throughout the U.S. and Canada and a Partner League of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Jackals play a 96-game season at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ. Hinchliffe Stadium is a 10,000-seat stadium that sits on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson's National Historic Landmark Great Falls, and surrounded by the city's national landmark historic district, which was the first planned industrial settlement in the nation chartered in 1792. The Jackals are known for great baseball and fan-friendly experience for all ages. For individual, group and season tickets, call 973-746-7434 or email [email protected].