NEW JERSEY JACKALS BASEBALL TEAM SECURES NEW HOME AT LANDMARK HINCHLIFFE STADIUM IN PATERSON, NJ

NEW JERSEY JACKALS BASEBALL TEAM SECURES NEW HOME AT LANDMARK HINCHLIFFE STADIUM IN PATERSON, NJ

Paterson native and successful businessman Al Dorso returns to support

Its roots and ignite growth and entertainment in the local community

Paterson, New Jersey – September 13, 2022 – The New Jersey Jackals, a member team of the Frontier League, a 16-team professional baseball league and league partner of Major League Baseball (MLB), announced today that the team is moving from Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, NJ to his new, larger home at the famous Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ.

The Jackals will kick off a 96-game season in May 2023 at Hinchliffe, a 7,000-seat stadium that sits on a dramatic escarpment above the Great National Historic Paterson Falls and surrounded by the city’s National Historic District – the first planned industrial settlement in the nation in 1792. Hinchliffe is also one of two remaining baseball fields where the separate black leagues played in the mid-20e century. It had been dormant for over 20 years, but is currently undergoing a spectacular restoration.

Al Dorso, owner and operator of the New Jersey Jackals, along with the City of Paterson, have exciting plans to improve the Hinchliffe grounds and site, align with local businesses and bring additional entertainment to the site, such as concerts, children’s camps, traveling teams, training and exhibitions, holiday events and more. The stadium improvements are part of a larger $95 million project that includes a parking lot, restaurant with museum and nearby residential complex.

“We are thrilled to have the Jackals in Paterson and equally thrilled to work alongside Al Dorso, a visionary, change agent and proven businessman with the leadership, insight and experience needed to bring additional growth, prosperity and entertainment to our local community,” said Andre Sayegh, Mayor of Paterson. “This development is another watershed moment, pun intended on the almost stadium-adjacent Great Falls, for the town of Paterson and one that will surely act as a catalyst for further expansion, entertainment and jobs in the area.”

“I was born and raised in Paterson and even though I’ve ventured out, I still know this town like the back of my hand and have many fond memories of it,” Jackals owner Al Dorso said. “This is a great opportunity at the right time in my life to give back and add to the rich history of this area. Most importantly, we approached this effort with a community-focused mindset, starting with working with Mayor Sayegh and other local officials and business leaders that we plan to expand to create a true ecosystem of opportunity in the months and years to come.

Paterson, NJ is the third most populous city in New Jersey and continues to grow. Hinchliffe is easily accessible by major freeways (I-80, 46, and 21) as well as public transportation by train and bus from nearby New York City. The city is a multicultural center that represents a cross section of ethnic backgrounds and industries in everything from manufacturing, distribution, consumer packaged goods and retail to education, healthcare health, transportation and now sports and entertainment.

About the New Jersey Jackals:

The New Jersey Jackals are a member team of the Frontier League, a 16-team professional baseball league across the United States and Canada and a partner league of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Jackals are playing a 96-game season at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ. Hinchliffe Stadium is a 10,000 seat stadium that sits on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson’s Great Falls National Historic Landmark and surrounded by the city’s National Historic District, which was the first planned industrial settlement in the chartered nation in 1792. The Jackals are known for great baseball and a fan-friendly experience for all ages. For individual, group and season memberships, call 973-746-7434 or email [email protected]

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