With 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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On 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.
The 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.
At a press conference Wednesday, it was announced that Dunkin Donuts will be the naming rights partner for the new baseball stadium under construction in downtown Hartford (CT) for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). The ballpark will be called “Dunkin’ Donuts Park.” Read more here. Watch news report here.
The $1.8 billion revenue generation package unveiled last week by Democrats in the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee includes state-issued bonds to help finance Hartford’s minor league baseball stadium. Read more here.
Legislators 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.