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Pondering Triple-A Ball in Hartford

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.

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Hartford Whalers (NHL) Alumni Weekend Begins Tonight

The Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) will pay homage to the former Hartford Whalers (NHL) Friday-Sunday with a Whalers alumni weekend extravaganza.  There will be fireworks, a poster giveaway, appearances by former Whalers players, and the team will be sporting themed jerseys and caps.  Read more and watch news report here.  View photo gallery 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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Despite Hartford’s Ballpark Woes, Collateral DoNo Redevelopment Coming

Hartford’s shiny new minor league ballpark has dramatically transformed what for decades was a just barren stretch of land north of downtown. But the bigger prize is the redevelopment of the land around Dunkin’ Donuts Park into an urban neighborhood.  Read more here.

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