The Colonial League began in 1947 and ran for just 4 years. It was a 6 team league with ballparks in Bridgeport Connecticut (Candlelite Field which was actually a racetrack); Triple-A Stadium In Port Chester (which despite the name, never served Triple-A ball); Mercer Park in New London Connecticut; Mitchell Stadium in Stamford Connecticut; Municipal Stadium in Waterbury Connecticut and of course, here in Poughkeepsie. *Gord Brown SABR. Compared to these other facilities, Stitzel Riverview Field was on par, as none of these stadiums were very elaborate.