The Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium is a volunteer advocacy organization founded on September 17 2002, the 70th anniversary of the stadium's ceremonial opening. It is made up of volunteers from Paterson and beyond, who love baseball and Hinchliffe Stadium, its history and meaning to the local and larger communities, and are dedicated to seeing it preserved and revitalized as a great sports venue and centerpiece of a great and thriving city.
Where others see a weed-overgrown concrete oval, its stands scrawled with graffiti, we see a key to unlocking one of the most vivid, creative and inspiring American stories of several generations.
Our goal is to partner with those who share any part of this vision to protect this remarkable space as living history and have it recognized as the National Treasure it is.
We have joined with the Paterson Public Schools, who own the stadium, the City of Paterson, who have signed a Shared Services Agreement with the Schools, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who have declared Hinchliffe Stadium a “National Treasure” and the National Park Service, who have declared it a National Landmark and who has included it in Paterson’s National Historical Park.
We want to keep this great place alive-by keeping its history alive and by helping re-vision its future in the city and region.
Hinchliffe Stadium is a story that has to keep being told. We look forward to hearing from you with any feedback, comments or contributions on how you can help the stadium have a future that has to keep on making a difference.
For more information, contact Brian LoPinto at 973-773-8646 or .