Eighty-five years after it was built, Hinchliffe Stadium is on its way to becoming a field of dreams once again. The effort to return the historic ballfield to its former glory was in full swing in Paterson, New Jersey, on Tuesday, August 29.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, Congressman Bill Pascrell, and other dignitaries hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the first phase of construction to rehabilitate the historic ballfield, which included a $300,00 grant from American Express to restore the ticket booths.
The initial work will include restoration of the front of the stadium including its facade, ticket windows, terracotta tiles and entrance gates. It will also include the restoration of four cast concrete stadium signs.