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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dunkin’ Donuts Park (Hartford, CT)

Joe Mock BaseballParksHartford Yard Goats LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently dropped by the yet-to-be-completed Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the future home of the indefinitely road-bound Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more and view photos 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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Thunder to Host 2nd Annual World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship

Trenton Thunder LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are pleased to announce some event details for the second annual Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 24, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating. Continue reading

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Dreaming of a New Richmond Ballpark, Pondering Amenities and Features

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPresumably, Richmond (VA) will have a new ballpark one day.  Chuck Domino, the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (Double-A, Eastern League) chief executive, based on his observations over the years, has a growing list of minor league stadium features that could potentially work into a Richmond plan.  Read more here.

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Could Work Stop on Hartford’s New Ballpark?

Hartford Yard Goats LogoIn 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.

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Four Men Christen Yard Goats Ballpark, Pay the Price

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe 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.

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Yard Goats Yard Opening Another Month Away

Hartford Yard Goats LogoKey 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.

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