DRI Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements

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Working with engineering consultants CPL, the City began a multi-phased, comprehensive restoration of its major sports complex in spring 2020. The Dietz/Andretta complex is the Kingston City School District's home field for football, track, the marching band, and special activities such as the annual high school graduation ceremony.

Residents and community groups also regularly use the facilities for swimming, walking, and a wide variety of other events.

Originally built in the 1940's, the main stadium is in dire need of structural repairs and upgrades, as is the Andretta Pool facility, which was added to the complex in the 1970's.

This important project has been kick-started with $2.5 million from the $10 million DRI award the City won in 2017. This initial funding is covering the costs of a full master plan and designs as well as construction of some elements identified in the plan. Construction of the remaining elements will continue in the future as the City secures additional funding.

The master plan includes improvements to the pool and pool house (including installation of a new splash pad), scoreboard, bleachers, water fountains, fencing and gates, sound and Wi-Fi systems, lighting, bike racks, locker rooms, bathrooms, food vending, signage, parking and more.

In addition to the DRI award, the City has also received two New York State grants for green infrastructure improvements to the parking lot and surrounding drive —$1.5 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and $1 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Parking lot designs will begin in the coming months.

To date, CPL has completed Phase 1A, which included a new roof and masonry repairs at the pool house. Phase 1B wrapped up in September and included pool lining repairs and installation of a new pump and filter that will serve both the pool and a new splash pad. The Phase 1C pad installation is now just about finished, so community members can begin using it this summer.

Next steps are to determine which improvements should be made to the stadium with the remaining DRI funds. And we'll continue to seek new grant funding to support our comprehensive improvements wish list.

Click below to see the Dietz Stadium Master Plan Presentation:


Thank you to those who joined us for our public meeting on January 19, 2021. If you weren't able to attend, we welcome you to check out a recording of the presentation on our YouTube channel via the links below (or on the right) or view the PDF also found up on the right.

Master Plan Presentation Recording in English

Master Plan Presentation Recording in Spanish

And please offer your comments or ask questions about the Master Plan via the tabs below.

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Working with engineering consultants CPL, the City began a multi-phased, comprehensive restoration of its major sports complex in spring 2020. The Dietz/Andretta complex is the Kingston City School District's home field for football, track, the marching band, and special activities such as the annual high school graduation ceremony.

Residents and community groups also regularly use the facilities for swimming, walking, and a wide variety of other events.

Originally built in the 1940's, the main stadium is in dire need of structural repairs and upgrades, as is the Andretta Pool facility, which was added to the complex in the 1970's.

This important project has been kick-started with $2.5 million from the $10 million DRI award the City won in 2017. This initial funding is covering the costs of a full master plan and designs as well as construction of some elements identified in the plan. Construction of the remaining elements will continue in the future as the City secures additional funding.

The master plan includes improvements to the pool and pool house (including installation of a new splash pad), scoreboard, bleachers, water fountains, fencing and gates, sound and Wi-Fi systems, lighting, bike racks, locker rooms, bathrooms, food vending, signage, parking and more.

In addition to the DRI award, the City has also received two New York State grants for green infrastructure improvements to the parking lot and surrounding drive —$1.5 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and $1 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Parking lot designs will begin in the coming months.

To date, CPL has completed Phase 1A, which included a new roof and masonry repairs at the pool house. Phase 1B wrapped up in September and included pool lining repairs and installation of a new pump and filter that will serve both the pool and a new splash pad. The Phase 1C pad installation is now just about finished, so community members can begin using it this summer.

Next steps are to determine which improvements should be made to the stadium with the remaining DRI funds. And we'll continue to seek new grant funding to support our comprehensive improvements wish list.

Click below to see the Dietz Stadium Master Plan Presentation:


Thank you to those who joined us for our public meeting on January 19, 2021. If you weren't able to attend, we welcome you to check out a recording of the presentation on our YouTube channel via the links below (or on the right) or view the PDF also found up on the right.

Master Plan Presentation Recording in English

Master Plan Presentation Recording in Spanish

And please offer your comments or ask questions about the Master Plan via the tabs below.

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Page last updated: 28 September 2021, 15:07