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Former Developer of Yard Goats Yard Seek New Trial

The former developers of Hartford’s minor league ballpark, who recently lost a legal case against the city over construction delays, are asking for a new trial or for a judge to overrule the jury’s verdict.  Read more here.

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Former Developers File Notice of Intent to Sue

Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford, the fired developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park and Hartford’s larger downtown north project, have filed a notice of intent to sue over the properties surrounding the ballpark.  Read more here.

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Hartford Drops Centerplan and DoNo as Ballpark Area Developers

The city of Hartford (CT) says it has filed a counterclaim against the one-time developers of the city’s minor league baseball stadium and ended an agreement with them to develop the surrounding area.  Read more here.

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Hartford Racks Up Legal Bills, On-Hold ‘DoNo’ Development Driving Up Costs

Since 2016, the city of Hartford (CT) has paid attorneys more than $370,000 to handle lawsuits associated with the construction of Dunkin Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Meanwhile the “DoNo” development that was expected to help pay down the bond interest remains on hold until the legal issues are resolved.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Former Developers of Hartford Ballpark Seeking $90 Million

Hartford Yard Goats LogoCenterplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford, the former developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, have amended a lawsuit against the city of Hartford (CT) and are now seeking more than $90 million.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Update Today

Hartford Yard Goats LogoOn Tuesday, with exactly four months left until the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) open long-delayed Dunkin’ Donuts Park on April 13, 2017, the Hartford Stadium Authority will hold a monthly meeting to get an update from Arch Insurance, which guaranteed completion of the stadium, and Whiting-Turner Contracting, which took over the job.  Read more here.

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Fired Ballpark Developer Sues Goats Too

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe fired developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford (CT) are suing the owner of the team that is someday expected to play its home games there, alleging interference with contractual relationships and violation of state unfair trade practices.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Won’t Debut in 2016

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIt seems insane that a new ballpark that was so close to completion in May won’t open at all this season, but that is exactly how it will go down for Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the homeless Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here and here.

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Fired Hartford Ballpark Developers File Lawsuit to Get Job Back

Hartford Yard Goats LogoDoNo Hartford and Centerplan Construction Co., the former developers of the stalled minor league ballpark downtown, are seeking a court injunction to reverse their termination.  Read more here.

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Developer Fires Back at Mayor for Dismissing Offer to Finish Ballpark

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe head of Centerplan Cos. on Wednesday said Mayor Luke Bronin‘s administration showed its “inexperience” when responding dismissively to his offer to finish the ballpark.  Read more here.

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Hartford Mayor Dismisses Proposal from Former Ballpark Developers

Hartford Yard Goats LogoHartford (CT) Mayor Luke Bronin said Tuesday that a settlement proposal from the former developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park was nothing more than “posturing” and that it did not warrant serious consideration.  Read more here.

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Former Developers Offer to Complete Dunkin’ Donuts Park and Eat Cost, Unless Court Says Otherwise

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe former developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park are offering to complete construction of the stadium and pay for the cost, which they estimate to be “in the millions.”  However, under the offer, the developers would reserve their rights to recoup the cost in court.  Read more here.

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Stadium Authority Drops Hammer on Hartford Ballpark Developer

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Stadium Authority is terminating its contract with the developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, halting construction and casting doubt on whether the Yard Goats will play in the city’s $63 million minor league ballpark this season.  Read more here.

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Parties Meet, But No Timetable Disclosed for Ballpark’s Completion

Hartford Yard Goats LogoAfter the nearly two-hour closed-door meeting at city hall, both Mayor Luke Bronin and Jason Rudnick, president of Centerplan and principal with DoNo Hartford LLC, spoke of working together to reach the common goal of seeing $63-million Dunkin’ Donuts Park finished and soon.  They provided no details of when that might be.  Read more here.

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Mayor Calls Bond, Legal Battle Looms

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe mayor of Hartford (CT) has called the $47 million bond for the ballpark being built in Hartford and said DoNo stadium developer Centerplan Construction Company has defaulted on its agreement with the city.  DoNo and Centerplan have pledged to fight the claim in court because they say the city has some culpability in the park being late.  Read more and watch news report 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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