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Rock Cats Avert Eviction, Pay Tax Bill

New Britain Rock Cats LogoJosh Solomon, owner of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), showed up at city hall Wednesday afternoon with a check for $164,569, paying off the tax bill on New Britain Stadium and keeping the team’s lease valid.  Read more here.

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Hartford Panel Hears from Ballpark Bidders

New Britain Rock Cats LogoAn advisory panel appointed by Hartford’s development director on Thursday heard presentations from the three bidders seeking to develop land north of the city’s downtown, a project that would include housing, retail space and a minor league ballpark.  Three developers have bid on the project, though only two have broad plans for the area.  Read more here.

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Hartford Council Approves Ballpark Land Purchase

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe Hartford City Council moved forward with plans to build a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) by approving land purchases for both the stadium and the Downtown North development.  Read more here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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Parent Club Executive: Keep Richmond Ballpark Plan Simple

Richmond Flying SquirrelsBobby Evans, vice president and general manager for the San Francisco Giants, the parent club for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League), is advocating for a streamlined approach that could create a more direct path to a new ballpark with the potential of generating surrounding development.  Read more here.

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Three of Four Hartford Ballpark Proposals Meet Criteria

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThree of the four proposals submitted to develop Hartford’s Downtown North area and build a ballpark there have met the city’s criteria, according to a release from the mayor’s office Wednesday. Read more here.

Newman Architects rendering from Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.

Newman Architects rendering from Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.

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Hartford Receives Four Ballpark Development Proposals

New Britain Rock Cats LogoHartford city officials said Monday that they received four proposals to develop land north of downtown — a project that would include housing, retail and a 9,000-seat minor league baseball stadium.  The deadline to submit proposals was 3 p.m. Friday.  Read more hereWatch news report about the possible relocation of Thomas Hooker Brewery to the site here.

Newman Architects rendering from Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.

Newman Architects rendering provided by Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.

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Rock Cats Deliquent on Paying Property Taxes

New Britain Rock Cats LogoNew Britain (CT) city attorneys put the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) on notice by certified mail Friday that they are in default of their lease agreement because they have not paid the city of Berlin (CT) $164,569 they owe in taxes.  The Rock Cats owe Berlin taxes because some of the New Britain Stadium property straddles the town line.  According to the New Britain mayor’s office, Continue reading

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