"We have an opportunity to stay at home and play in front of our home crowd, and we have an opportunity to help the kids of Albany," said Altieri.
Initially, the Twilight League was concerned about the Dutchmen coming in and using Bleecker as their home field for the two-month-long NYCBL season. The 79-year-old Twilight League has called Bleecker its home since the stadium was opened in 1936.
However, both sides met with Albany officials and hammered out a schedule that works for them. The Twilight League gave up several nights for Dutchmen home games, but the two entities will share Bleecker on Saturdays and Sundays when their schedules collide.
"That was a bit of a problem to solve, but the mayor (Jerry Jennings) and (department of recreation commissioner) John D'Antonio did a great job to help us out," said Margenau.
More than half of the Dutchmen's 21 home games are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All Sunday home games are at 1 p.m. so that the Twilight League can play in the evening. The Twilight League will play its Saturday games in the afternoon to leave the field for the Dutchmen in the evening.
The Dutchmen's first NYCBL home game is 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, against the Glens Falls Golden Eagles. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.75 for students, senior citizens and active military personnel, $3 for children age 5-12 and free for children under 5.""