Tentative Agreement To Finish Hartford Ballpark

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – City officials have announced an agreement in principle to finish Hartford’s stalled minor league ballpark. A final deal has yet to be signed.

Officials say the city will pay the roughly $4 million left in the construction fund and Arch Insurance will pay the balance to complete Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

Officials say they’re optimistic the park will be complete in time for the Hartford Yard Goats to open their 2017 season.

Mayor Luke Bronin said a construction schedule will be set after meetings in the coming weeks.

He says it is too soon to say what the total cost of finishing the stadium will be.

It will be up to Arch Insurance to decide if it will hire Centerplan, the company that has been working on the unfinished, problem-plagued stadium, or if it will hire a different firm.

Centerplan is suing Hartford, over the city’s decision to remove it from the project.

The Hartford Yard Goats played all of their home games on the road this season, because of cost over-runs and delays on their new stadium.

The Eastern League said a new home field would be found for the team next season, it if appeared that the same situation would happen next year.

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