Going to a Renegades game is a rite of passage here in the Hudson Valley. Everyone seems to have been to a Renegades game at some point and has absolutely loved it. Maybe you went with your buddies, maybe you went on a class trip or maybe you made some of your fondest memories there with your dad.

I'm originally from Michigan and the first time I went to Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers, I couldn't believe that it had been around since 1994. That's right: the Dutch is 25 years old. If you've been to the Dutch before and it's been a few years, you should know that it's time to get back there and make some new memories. I've got to warn you, though. You may not even recognize it. It's not the same old ballpark. It's new and improved.

For starters, there's a whole new menu at the Dutch with even lower prices. The food and beverage prices have received a price drop of nearly 50 cents on average. They've even added rewards points for fans that can earn you more money to use at Dutchess Stadium.

The Dutch has even taken your diet into consideration. They know that a lot of their fans are working on their beach body over the summer so they've even added more health-conscious menu items.

The seating in the stadium has been completely gutted and replaced with premium, comfortable, cushioned seats. I can honestly say there's no bad seat in the house. Seriously—I'm a connoisseur of comfortable seating options. When Hudson Valley Renegades Vice President Rick Zolzer bragged about how luxurious these new seats were, I made it a point to sit in every single one. They officially get my seal of approval.

There are a ton of reasons to go watch the Renegades this season. We're so fortunate to have such easy access to great entertainment right in our backyard.