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New Britain Bees Depart Atlantic League for Futures League

The New Britain Bees (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will play as a summer collegiate team in the Futures League in 2020.  Read more here.  Read background about team’s departure from the Atlantic League here and here.

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New Britain Bees to Play in Can-Am League?

The New Britain Bees (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will be playing baseball in New Britain (CT) for at least one more year, though their league affiliation for 2020 is unclear.  Reports are that the team will play in the Can-Am League (Independent Professional).  Read more here and here.

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New Britain Stadium Could Become Most Accessible Minor League Park in Baseball

The New Britain Bees (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) baseball team has launched a major initiative to make the stadium and the game easier for disabled fans to manage.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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New Britain Bees Announce New GM

New Britain Bees Logo w BeePRESS RELEASE – The New Britain Bees have announced the hiring of veteran minor league baseball executive Gerry Berthiaume as the team’s new general manager. Berthiaume brings over 15 years of successful minor league operating experience in the New Britain market to the Bees and begins work January 23, as current GM Pat Day steps down to pursue new career opportunities. Continue reading

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Bees Open for Business

New Britain Bees Logo w BeeWith Rocky and his Rock Cats relegated to history, New Britain’s (CT) 2016 baseball season opened Thursday evening with a fresh team, the Bees, and a new mascot, Sting, in front of a reported 4,617 fans.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Bees Begin New Era of Baseball in New Britain Tonight

New Britain Bees Logo w BeePRESS RELEASE – In 140 Characters or Less: A #NewTradition begins: New Britain Bees face York Revolution in inaugural Opening Day tonight at New Britain Stadium! 6:35 PM first pitch! Continue reading

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Campbell’s Field Still Searching for Tenant

Camden Riversharks LogoCampbell’s Field and Camden County (NJ) are still searching for a tenant after the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) left the city for New Britain (CT) last October after an impasse over lease negotiations.  Read more here.

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New Britain Bees Announce Day as GM

New Britain Bees Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – New Britain Bees ownership today announced the hiring of Patrick Day as the team’s first General Manager. Day will be in New Britain on Tuesday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m. to hold a press conference at which he will be introduced to the media and will name the team’s first ever Field Manager. the press conference will be held at City Hall in Room 504. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘New Britain Bees’

New Britain Bees Primary LogoDuring an unveiling event Thursday morning, it was announced that the new Atlantic League (Indy Pro) franchise in New Britain (CT) will be known as the “New Britain Bees.”  See press release: Continue reading

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Name-the-Team Contest Launched in New Britain

Atlantic League LogoA contest in underway in New Britain (CT) to name the new or relocating Atlantic League franchise that is coming to town starting in 2016.  Read more here.

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New Britain Approves Atlantic League Lease Agreement

Atlantic League LogoThe New Britain (CT) Common Council voted 15-0 last week to approve a lease agreement hammered out between Mayor Erin Stewart and the independent professional Atlantic League that will bring a baseball franchise to the city in the spring.  Read more here.

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Riversharks Relocating to New Britain?

Camden Riversharks LogoThe Camden Riversharks (Indy Pro, Atlantic League) have played at Camden’s (NJ) waterfront Campbell’s Field for 15 years, but the team could be relocating to New Britain (CT) and replaced with an affiliated club, according to sources familiar with the matter.  Read more here and here.

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Atlantic League Franchise Plus More Events for New Britain Stadium

Atlantic League LogoWith Tuesday’s announcement that New Britain (CT) has received approval from the independent Atlantic League to bring a yet-to-be named relocated team to New Britain Stadium in 2016, baseball fans in the area will be pleased to have games to see next summer.  Even happier, however, will be the city, which will get to use the ballpark more frequently.  Read more here.

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Atlantic League Closing In on New Britain

Atlantic League LogoOn Tuesday, New Britain (CT) Mayor Erin Stewart told a local news station that the city and the independent professional Atlantic League  have finalized the first part of a lease agreement that could bring a team to New Britain as early as 2016 to replace the departing New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A, Eastern League).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Hartford Yard Goats Unveil Branding

Hartford Yard Goats LogoThe Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League) unveiled their visual identity Wednesday at a press conference at the XL Center and the team acknowledged Hartford’s “rich sports history” with the colors that pay homage to the city’s former NHL franchise.  Read more and watch unveiling here.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

Hartford Yard Goats Caps, Yard Goats Facebook photo.

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Debating Admissions Tax Redirect to Pay for Yard Goats Yard

Hartford BaseballLegislators argued Monday over whether the state should send the 10 percent admissions tax on minor league baseball tickets back to Hartford (CT) to provide financial help for building a new stadium for the coming Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more here.

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Atlantic League to New Britain?

New Britain Rock Cats LogoSince early March, when the New Britain Rock Cats (Double-A, Eastern League) informed New Britain they’re ending their lease of the city’s stadium after this year, Mayor Erin Stewart has been fielding calls from interested potential tenants.  She’s already spoken with top indy pro Atlantic League officials and both sides want to see whether a New Britain team could work.  Read more here.

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Rock Cats Avert Eviction, Pay Tax Bill

New Britain Rock Cats LogoJosh Solomon, owner of the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League), showed up at city hall Wednesday afternoon with a check for $164,569, paying off the tax bill on New Britain Stadium and keeping the team’s lease valid.  Read more here.

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Rock Cats Deliquent on Paying Property Taxes

New Britain Rock Cats LogoNew Britain (CT) city attorneys put the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) on notice by certified mail Friday that they are in default of their lease agreement because they have not paid the city of Berlin (CT) $164,569 they owe in taxes.  The Rock Cats owe Berlin taxes because some of the New Britain Stadium property straddles the town line.  According to the New Britain mayor’s office, Continue reading

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Rock Cats Moving to New $60M Stadium in Hartford

New Britain Rock Cats LogoIn a deal announced Wednesday, the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) will be moving from New Britain (CT) to a new $60-million ballpark just north of downtown Hartford (CT) in time for the 2016 season.  Read more here.  Some folks in New Britain aren’t too happy.  Read more here.

New Britain Rock Cats New Hartford Stadium Rendering

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