June 8, 2023
Final 12 months’s recreation between Kingston Stockade FC and Hartford Metropolis FC. (Pictures by Phyllis McCabe)

Stockade FC is heading south…quickly. With renovations underway at Dietz Stadium in Kingston Stockade FC this week introduced they’ll be calling Tenney Stadium at Marist School in Poughkeepsie their dwelling floor for the upcoming 2023 Nationwide Premier Soccer League season. 

“Our group in Kingston has helped us construct one thing wonderful, and we’re excited to share it with Poughkeepsie,” mentioned membership Chairman Dennis Crowley in a press launch. “We’re anticipating the power and pleasure our followers deliver will assist us win over new followers and develop the next of the membership.”

Tenney Stadium is a 5,000-seat venue that’s dwelling to Marist Athletics, together with the faculty’s 2021 MAAC Champion males’s soccer program. The connection between Stockade FC and Marist runs deep, with greater than 25 Crimson Foxes having performed within the orange and black over its six seasons. 

“We’re thrilled to be taking part in at Marist School. Stockade FC has been the summer season dwelling to many previous and current Crimson Foxes and our relationship with Marist Males’s Soccer Head Coach Matt Viggiano and his workers is extraordinarily vital to our success. We’re grateful for his or her hospitality and are trying ahead to bringing our fan base to one of many space’s premier sports activities venues,” mentioned Stockade FC Technical Director Dan Hoffay.

Hoffay hopes to show the problem of being away from Dietz Stadium into a chance, engaging new followers to hitch the typical of practically 1,000 who attended dwelling video games in the course of the 2022 season. 

“Our membership represents all the Hudson Valley,” mentioned Stockade head coach Jamal Lis-Simmons. “We’re excited to share our unbelievable recreation day environment and on-field product with a brand new fan base in Poughkeepsie.”

That environment has historically included drums, chants and wild enthusiasm, spearheaded by the Dutch Guard Supporters Group, an typically overwhelming vibe for visiting opponents. 

The 2023 schedule has but to be introduced, however season tickets for all Stockade FC dwelling video games — together with the postseason — at Tenney Stadium can be found at www.stockadefc.com. 

Stockade FC will return to the totally renovated Dietz Stadium for the 2024 season.