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About "The Joe"



Joseph L. Bruno Stadium is where the Tri-City ValleyCats have called home since their inception in 2002. Located in the center of the tri-city area of New York's Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady and Troy), the 'Cats play 38 home games at "The Joe" from June through September. It has become known as the premier baseball complex, named after the New York State Senate Majority Leader who helped secure the funds for the ballpark. Members of the prestigious fourteen team New York-Penn League, the ValleyCats have opened the eyes of many fans in the area, and are striving to enhance the fan experience each season. Every night at "The Joe" features affordable family fun in a safe and clean environment. Don't forget to visit the Kids Zone located down the third base concourse, which features plenty of fun & exciting games for kids of all ages!

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 "Field of Dreams," 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 2016, the ValleyCats wrapped up their 15th Anniversary season, averaging 4,281 fans per game, which is 95% to stadium capacity!

In 2017, the ValleyCats will celebrate their 16th season while also hosting the 2017 New York-Penn League All-Star Game! A short season Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the ValleyCats compete in the New York-Penn League. The league consists of 14 teams, including affiliates of the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Phillies, Nationals, Indians, Pirates, Rays, Marlins, Cardinals, Tigers, and Athletics.

Click here to view the Top 20 All-Time Single Game Attendance Numbers

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