Where to sit at Dutchess Stadium

The BallParkGuide.com Where to sit at Dutchess Stadium
by Malcolm MacMillan
  • Premium Box seats offer bar-style seating
  • Ticket prices are generally high
The Premium Box seats down the third base line offer a unique, bar-style seating option.

Dutchess Stadium offers fans a variety of seating options that can meet any budget. Arguably, the park’s most unique section is the exclusive Premium Box area, located down the third base line in the outfield. This section, which costs $15, is made up of folding chairs and a long bar that puts you just inches from the field. It contains less than 30 seats and tickets here sell quickly.

The park’s field-level seats are called the Box section, and cost $14, which is steep by minor league standards, let alone the New York-Penn League. There are 13 sections in this area and sections 104 through 108 are protected by the netting behind home plate. If you enjoy being up close to the action, this section is your best option.

For a little less money, consider the Reserved section, which is located in the 200 Level behind home plate. Tickets here are $11 and if you like a behind-the-plate view but don’t need to be up close, you’ll save a few bucks by buying here. The upper level down the lines is comprised of the Reserved Grandstand section ($8) and General Admission bleachers ($6).

If visiting the Dutch with a group, the park has group seating areas in each corner. Even if you’re not with a group, check out the Corona Cove picnic area down the first base line. Tickets here cost just $6 and give you a spot with a fun, festive atmosphere.

Note that if you’re attending a game with a post-game fireworks display, your ticket (regardless of where it’s located) will cost $2 more.

I like to sit in a number of sections whenever I visit a ballpark, and spent time in each section during my August 2012 visit to The Dutch. For a team in the NYPL, I was surprised at how much premium seating costs, but once you’re in one of these seats, you’ll definitely enjoy your view. For my money, I found that the Reserved section was a decent bet – you still get a great view and comfy box seats. If you’re going to opt for a cheaper ticket, buy in the General Admission section over the Reserved Grandstand; the former is one section farther from home plate but you’ve still got a nice vantage point.