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Trenton Thunder to Host River Fest, Pork Roll Eating Championship

PRESS RELEASE – The team’s annual postseason event featuring the Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship and two-time champion Joey Chestnut will be part of the competitive eating field to defend his title as Pork Roll Eating Champion of the world. Last year, Chestnut defended his title by eating 43 pork roll sandwiches in ten minutes. Continue reading

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Possible Land Availability for Squirrels New Ballpark

A state agency with a significant footprint near The Diamond is on the hunt for a half million square feet of real estate, potentially making its current home a site for a new baseball stadium for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more here.

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Ballpark Q&A with Squirrels Chief Lou DiBella

There haven’t been any developments made public concerning a new ballpark since Sept. 28, 2016, when the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League) and VCU entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding.  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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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Dunkin’ Donuts Park (Hartford, CT)

Joe Mock BaseballParksJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the long-awaited new home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) in Hartford (CT).  Mock’s in-depth review weighs in at a whopping 7,500-words and four-dozen photographs covering everything from ballpark design to fan amenities and concessions.  Read more and view photos here.

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Yard Goats Open New Ballpark in Front of 6,850

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.

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Standing Room Only for Tonight’s Inaugural Home Opener at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Earlier this week during a breakfast with corporate and civic leaders at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford (CT) Mayor Luke Bronin quipped that he couldn’t help anyone who needed tickets to Thursday’s sold out Hartford Yard Goats home opener.  Read more here. Read more home opener thoughts here.

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