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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City officials in Hartford (CT) celebrated a major victory in court Tuesday, as a jury ruled in favor of the city in a high-stakes lawsuit launched by the fired developers of Dunkin’ Donuts Park who sought tens of millions in damages. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Club, the Double-A Eastern League Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced it will no longer sell shelled peanuts and Cracker Jack at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in an effort to make the venue more accessible for those with peanut and tree nut allergies.
The classic signage atop Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), that sold out more than two-thirds of its games last season, is in doubt as the coffee giant announced Tuesday it is dropping the word “Donuts” from its logo. What that means for the ballpark’s namesake is still unclear. Read more here.
An attorney for Centerplan Construction Co. has claimed in court that representatives of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) pressured the city of Hartford (CT) into ordering millions of dollars in improvements to Dunkin’ Donuts Park that it couldn’t afford and the team had no intention of paying for. Read more here.
The city of Hartford (CT) is moving swiftly to seek new proposals for the property around Dunkin’ Donuts Park, just weeks after it fired the original developer of the ballpark from other projects in the Downtown North neighborhood. Read more here.
The Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, International League) are, for the moment, free agents. And here sits Hartford (CT) with a gleaming new downtown stadium. Read more here.
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.
After two years of construction, two canceled opening days, $10 million in cost overruns, an ongoing lawsuit against the city and an entire season played on the road, Dunkin’ Donuts Park has opened with the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) first-ever game in the capital city. Read more here. View photo gallery here. View more photos here.
Centerplan 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.
Waterbury (CT)-based Webster Bank is suing Centerplan Construction Co., the former builder of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, for allegedly partially defaulting on three separate loans totaling more than $10.2 million. Read more here.
Officials working to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park in time for a Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) home opener less than three months away reiterated Tuesday that they will get the job done on time. Read more here.
The final piece of the concourse at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford was placed on Friday at the stadium. Construction crews with Whiting-Turner were seen using a crane to place the bridge, which connects left field to center field. It was a gaping hole left behind when the city fired the old developer. Read more and watch news report here.
The former developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park and the city of Hartford may come together to resolve their dispute via mediation as work at the $71 million, publicly financed stadium has resumed under a different firm. Read more here.
The City of Hartford (CT) has officially signed a deal with Arch Insurance for it to take over construction and management of Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the future home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more here
A new contractor has been chosen to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park, and work is expected to resume next week. The Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) are scheduled to play their first game in the new park on April 13, 2017, after spending their inaugural season on the road because of construction delays and cost overruns. Read more here.
Eastern League President Joe McEachern on Thursday raised the possibility that the league will move its team from Hartford (CT) if Dunkin’ Donuts Park is not ready for the 2017 season. Read more here. Now, we have no doubt that affiliated minor league ball will be in Hartford (CT), even if it takes five years to finish Dunkin’ Donuts Park, but we get the need to drive the screws.
The 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.
DoNo 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.
Hartford (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.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said Thursday the city is moving swiftly to secure property insurance for Hartford’s $63 million ballpark — a day after city auditors disclosed that coverage ended when the contract with the developer was terminated. Read more here.
Terminating Centerplan Cos. from the development of Hartford’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park — with merely weeks to go before completion — because deadlines needed to be extended was reckless, extremely short-sighted and indicative of a newly elected city administration without any experience in public office. Read more here.
After 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.
In a decision that could delay construction on Dunkin’ Donuts Park indefinitely, the Hartford Stadium Authority on Thursday voted 4-0 to give the green light to Sean Fitzpatrick, its executive director, and Howard Rifkin, the city’s corporation counsel, to file a claim with the developer’s insurance company. Read more here.
The Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) won’t be the first to take the field at the yet-to-be-completed Dunkin’ Donuts Park, as four men, including a Centerplan Construction employee, were arrested by police and charged with criminal trespass when they were caught playing baseball on the field. Read more here.
Key officials met Wednesday to determine the next steps for opening Dunkin’ Donuts Park, and it wasn’t good news. The head of the Hartford Stadium Authority, after touring the $63 million ballpark earlier in the day, said he thought the stadium was a month away from being ready for baseball. Read more here.
The developer of Hartford’s new, $63 million minor league ballpark missed a key deadline Tuesday. City officials will meet with all the major players in the development Wednesday to hash out how to finish the project. Read more here.
Hartford (CT) city officials on Tuesday expressed doubt that developers can meet a May 17 deadline for “substantial completion” of the $63 million minor league baseball stadium for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more and watch news report here
You can talk all you want about electrical wiring, plumbing and steel framing at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, but once the sod starts going on the field — as it did Monday — the new stadium really starts looking like a ballpark. Read more and watch video here.
A $10.4 million funding gap for Hartford’s (CT) new minor league baseball stadium would be plugged with additional money from the developer, the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) and the city in an agreement that could have the ballpark ready for a home opener May 31. Read more and watch press conference here.
The Hartford Yard Goats’ (Double-A, Eastern League) home-opening date was left uncertain by Tuesday’s rescheduling of the first 17 home games, but a vision of what the park could be — eventually — was floated before business and civic leaders at a lunch meeting at Black Eyed Sally’s downtown. Read more here.
The developer of the $56 million ballpark under construction for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), Hartford’s stadium authority, and the team’s owner will square off Tuesday over more than $10 million in cost overruns — including higher expenses for steel, concrete and plumbing — that the developer blames on expensive revisions made by the city. Read more here.