KINGSTON, N.Y. — Dietz Stadium, the home of Kingston Stockade FC, will get an upgrade in the future.
The City of Kingston announced Monday that it will spend $2.5 million on the stadium, although there were no exact details on what will be improved or added.
It was part of $10 million that will be given to Kingston for six major projects as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative award for the Stockade District.
“Very excited about today’s announcement,” mayor Steve Noble said on Twitter.
Noble added that the city will receive $3.8 million to build a public parking garage and public park as part of the Kingstonian Project.
“These funds will leverage over $30 million in private investment!” he wrote on Twitter.
According to the City of Kingston, the projects include a redesign of Schwenk Drive; upgrades at both Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool; creation of green space and stabilization of the historic remnants along Frog Alley; improvement of pedestrian access, traffic circulation, and wayfinding signage; public amenities within the new $48 million Kingstonian mixed-use development project which will include 132 residential units, 8,500 square feet of commercial space, a 34-room hotel, and a 420-space parking garage, and the establishment of a Stockade Business District Small Grants and Loans Program.
Stockade FC (3-4-2, 11 points) will close out the regular season at Cosmos B at Commisso Stadium in Manhattan Saturday at 7:30 p.m.