Hinchliffe Stadium

Hinchliffe Stadium is a municipal stadium built in the Art-Moderne style. The facility opened in 1932. It has a rich and distinguished history of concerts, sporting events, community events and midget car racing. It is most significant for its association with the Negro Leagues, and is one of it’s last remaining ballparks in the country.

Hinchliffe Stadium hosted the New York Black Yankees and the New York Cubans. It was the home of Larry Doby, the baseball player who broke the racial barrier and integrated the American League. The facility closed in 1997 and fell into disrepair. Clarke Caton Hintz designed the restoration of the stadium. The 7,500 seat facility is home to Paterson Public Schools and utilized for football, soccer and track and field. In addition, it will once again support community events and will thrill spectators with minor league baseball.

Work included the restoration of the seating bowl, creation of restroom facilities, updated locker rooms, concessions, life safety upgrades and a new building that will house a restaurant and exhibition/hospitality space.


City of Paterson/RPM Development


Paterson, NJ

Construction Type

Historic Renovation