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Devloper Pitches Hartford Ballpark Plan During Public Meeting

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe developers hoping to build a baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) as part of a $350 million vision for the area just north of Hartford’s downtown pitched their plan to city council members before an overflow crowd Wednesday night.  Read more and watch news report here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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Hartford’s Latest Ballpark Revenue Projections

New Britain Rock Cats LogoNew Hartford (CT) projections of expenses and revenues for the proposed minor league ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), including money raised through property taxes, parking income and a tax on tickets, show that taxpayers would gain $22.8 million over 30 years.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Lease Plan More Expensive Than Rejected Bonding Plan

New Britain Rock Cats LogoAccording to an analysis in the Hartford Courant, the public-private partnership between the city of Hartford (CT) and developer DoNo Hartford LLC for downtown redevelopment that includes a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) is likely to cost city taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars more every year than the maligned plan to issue city bonds.  Read more here.

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Squirrels, Giants Extend PDC

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with their parent affiliate, the San Francisco Giants, have announced a two-year extension to the player development contract (PDC) between the two organizations. As the Squirrels currently compete in the Eastern League Championship Series, the team completes its fifth season as the Double-A affiliate of the Giants. Under the new agreement, the Continue reading

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Council Members Pursue Alternative Ballpark Route

Richmond Flying SquirrelsRichmond (VA) City Council members introduced a series of stadium-related measures Monday night that collectively lay out an alternative course of action to the Shockoe Bottom baseball plan proposed by Mayor Dwight C. Jones.  Read more here.

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More on the Hartford, Centerplan Ballpark Plan

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe city of Hartford (CT) would pay $3.77 million annually for the first five years it leases a minor league baseball stadium that is part of a sweeping redevelopment plan, according to projections in city documents and the developer’s plan.  The Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) would pay the city $500 thousand a year for the first 15 years of a 25 year sublease.  Read more here and here.

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B-Mets Extend Lease Another Seven Years

Binghampton Mets LogoThe Double-A Binghamton Mets (Eastern League) announced a lease extension on Wednesday, which keeps the team playing baseball at NYSEG Stadium through the year 2021.  The team made the announcement on the field prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Division playoff series.  Read more and watch news report here.

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