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Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

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Joseph L. Bruno Stadium and the Tri-City ValleyCats have just completed their 11th-season of Minor League Baseball. Nicknamed "The Joe", this stadium was built in 2002 and since then has become the premier baseball complex in the Capital Region of New York. Named after the New York State Senate Majority Leader who helped secure the funds for the ballpark, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium has served as the home of the ValleyCats ever since their inception. Members of the prestigious fourteen team New York-Penn League; the ValleyCats have opened the eyes of many fans in the area during their early years of existence and are striving to enhance that every season.


The stadium is located on the Hudson Valley Community College campus in Troy, NY. About a 5 minute drive from the state's capital, the facility includes 4,500 seats, 10 luxury suites, a covered picnic pavilion, the Top of the Hill Bar & Grill, a private party area called "The Porch", a grass seating berm behind the right field fence and the Top of the Hill Bar & Grill. "The Joe" has an open air concourse designed to give every seat a great view of the field and an intimate ballpark feel. All seats at "The Joe" are extra wide with seat backs, containing extra leg room and cup holders in premium and reserved box sections. This state-of-the-art ballpark also includes a video/scoreboard, extensive concessions menu, and inflatable play area for kids. In addition to all the other great amenities, there is free, ample parking here at "The Joe" making this fan-friendly stadium great for a very affordable summer experience.

In 2012, the ValleyCats set a new single-season attendance record for the 9th-consecutive year, drawing 159,966 fans. The record was bolstered by 17 sellout crowds, also a new franchise record.

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The ValleyCats set attendance records in 2004 (110,497), 2005 (116,674), 2006 (129,126), 2007 (136,809), 2008 (140,631), 2009 (145,976), 2010 (155,315), 2011 (156,279) and yet again in 2012 (159,966). The 'Cats have drawn a grand total of 1,463,669 fans since their inception in 2002. They will welcome in their 1.5 millionth fan during the 2012 season! 

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium and the ValleyCats offer a spectacular venue for professional baseball and great family entertainment. With affordable prices, entertaining promotions and tons of giveaways, it's not just a night out; but an experience that may last a lifetime.

Pictured Below: On Tuesday, August 19, 2008 the Tri-City ValleyCats hosted the New York-Penn League All-Star Game. The game, preceded by a home run derby, was attended by 6,149 fans. The photo below was taken by Mark Morand of Mainframe Photography from the Diamond Club during the game.)

2008 All-Star Game