Scareland Stadium’s New “Field of Nightmares”: Haunted Attraction

Scareland Stadium’s New “Field of Nightmares”: Here’s a Baseball Team You Won’t Soon Forget

New Jersey’s newest haunted attraction, an eerie baseball stadium in Augusta, offers bone-chilling terror. Baseball recruits (that’s you) are welcome to come and meet the evil team owner, sadistic coaches and demonic players; open weekends throughout October.

Augusta, N.J. – Sept. 16, 2014 – The baseball team at “Scareland Stadium” in Augusta has a problem. Its players keep turning up missing and its owners are having trouble keeping players in the draft. This Halloween season, the stadium has issued a call for “open tryouts.” Come any weekend in October, and meet the terrifying coaches, evil team owner and a field full of demonic zombie players, with more terrifying curveballs in store.

New Jersey’s newest haunted attraction – Scareland Stadium – is the brainchild of Skylands Stadium LLC Management, the new owners of Skylands Stadium in Augusta. The company is known for creating unique, interactive haunted attractions with gruesomely realistic make-up, props and effects. Its previous haunt, State Scare Belleville, NJ, attracted thousands of scare-seekers over the past five years. Last year, the Belleville haunted attraction was voted the scariest in New Jersey by Metropolis Nights.

This year, the State Scare team decided to move to a new location in pastoral Sussex County. Scare-seekers can come face to face with the “undead” at the stadium, 94 Championship Place in Augusta, every weekend in October, starting on Friday, Oct. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 1. The haunt is open 7 pm to midnight, rain or shine, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October: October 3, 4, 5; October 10, 11, 12; October 17, 18, 19; and October 24, 25, 26. The final weekend, the haunted attraction is open Thursday through Saturday, October 30, 31 and November 1.

“Scareland Stadium is 25 minutes of pure unadulterated fear and unrivaled terror. At Scareland, you are part of the attraction. Experience the draft pick as if you were a real rookie player, and come face to face with the twisted ballpark coaches who will be taking you through the tryout process,” said Al Dorso, Jr., Vice President of Skylands Stadium. “This attraction will literally drive you batty. If you are a little bit scared of zombies, this one-of-a-kind baseball team will ensure that you become VERY scared of zombies.”

John Patterson, entertainment director of Skylands Stadium and producer of the haunted attraction, said, “The locals call it Skylands Stadium, but it’s really SCAREland Stadium. Everyone who’s been scouted and drafted has disappeared. Will you be next?

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door. A $3 off general admission coupon will be available at local businesses in Morris, Sussex Counties, Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties. The coupon will also be available for download at and at Coupons can be used either for individuals, or for groups that enter together; every member of the group must be present to use the coupon.

For more information about the haunted attraction, visit or, call (973) 383-7644 or email

About Skylands Stadium

Skylands Stadium, built in 1994, is located in the heart of Sussex County in Frankford Township, (Augusta) New Jersey. Skylands Stadium LLC Management purchased the stadium in 2013, including the 4,200-seat ballpark, a 16,000-square foot all-purpose building and the surrounding 28 acres. The new management has renovated the stadium and is in discussions to bring baseball back by 2015 (prior teams that played at the stadium were the Sussex Skyhawks and the MLB affiliate New Jersey Cardinals).

The current Stadium makeover consists of upgrades to all concessions, rest room facilities and seating area, as well as the playing field. A new 5000 square-foot pavilion has been erected down the first base line and a club house and locker rooms have been completely renovated. Additionally, an 18,000 square-foot exhibit hall will be completed this fall; an in-house catering facility will be completed by spring 2015. For more information about Skylands Stadium LLC Management, contact Al Dorso Sr. at (973) 450-1073. Visit

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