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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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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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Dunkin’ Donuts Claims Naming Rights to New Hartford Ballpark

Hartford BaseballAt 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.

Hartford Yard Goats Dunkin Donuts Park

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Yard Goats Yard Gets Name Today

Hartford BaseballA press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today in Hartford (CT) to announce the name of the new downtown baseball stadium currently under construction for the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League). Read more Read more here and here.

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Lawmakers Consider Stadium Financing Plan

Hartford BaseballThe $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.

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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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