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Hard Rock to Bolster Hartford’s Downtown North Development

Hard Rock CafeHartford Yard Goats LogoThe company that owns the chain of Hard Rock Cafes wants to open a hotel in Hartford’s Downtown North neighborhood with the entertainment venue as a key attraction.  The hotel — Hard Rock Hartford — would be built as part of the next phase of the $400 million Downtown North project, which includes a minor league baseball stadium for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Hartford Reaches Ballpark Deal with Developer, Groundbreaking Next Week

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe city of Hartford (CT) has reached an agreement with the developer of a $350 million Downtown North project that includes a minor league baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  A groundbreaking is scheduled for Monday, February 17.  Read more here and here.

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Hartford Approves Ballpark Deal

New Britain Rock Cats LogoThe Hartford (CT) City Council on Tuesday night approved the $350 million Downtown North development project that includes a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Construction is expected to be completed on the stadium in April 2016.  Read more hereWatch news report here.

New Britain Rock Cats Hartford Ballpark Rendering

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Hartford Ballpark Vote Tuesday

New Britain Rock Cats LogoAfter more than a year of closed-door negotiations and four months of public debate, the Hartford City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a $350 million development north of downtown that would include a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Hartford Courant: City Should Green-Light Baseball Neighborhood Project

New Britain Rock Cats LogoIn an editorial, the Hartford Courant comes out in favor of the proposed Downtown North project that includes a new ballpark for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), more than 210,000 square feet of municipal office space, more than 600 residential units, and retail space that features a supermarket.  Read more here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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Hartford Issues RFP for Downtown North Development

New Britain Rock Cats LogoDespite voices of opposition, Hartford (CT) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for re-developing the Downtown North area of the city, which is slated to include a new baseball stadium for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League).  Responses are due by August 1.  Read more hereView RFP hereLearn more about the Downtown North development here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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