Hinchliffe Stadium hosting 10-day circus event | Paterson Times

Hinchliffe Stadium hosting 10-day circus event


Clowns, trapeze, tiger and dog acts, balance acts, dance, and water acts are just some of what will be featured at a 10-day circus event approved to take place at the historic Hinchliffe Stadium from December 4th through 13th, 2015.

Donna, Texas-based Circo Hermanos Vazquez, which has been conducting such events in major American cities like Chicago and New York City for the past 25 years, is putting on the event.

Organizers will set up a tent under which the event will take place. They will not be utilizing the existing seating at the stadium, but setup bleachers to accommodate 300-600 spectators, according to documents the organization submitted to the city.

Council members granted the organization a permit for the event on Tuesday evening. The stadium, though still in disrepair, recently hosted a Mexican rodeo event which attracted hundreds of people from the Northeast.

There has been a major push to renovate and restore the historic ballpark which is one of the few remaining places in the United States where the legendary Negro League hosted baseball games.

The circus will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weeknights and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekends, according to documents.