Another delay in Hartford means more games in Norwich

Dunkin’ Donuts Park in downtown Hartford was scheduled to open April 7.  Last winter, it was obvious that deadline wasn’t going to be met, so Opening Day was pushed back to May 31, with the requirement that the ballpark be “substantially complete” two weeks before that date.

With restrooms unfinished, a key elevator not complete, concession stands not ready to prepare food and a significant portion of protective railing needing to be replaced, the park failed to meet the definition of “substantially complete.” As a consequence, the Eastern League announced today that the Hartford Yard Goats will have to play an additional ten “home” games away from Connecticut’s capital city.

Their temporary home will continue to be Dodd Stadium (see photo), which is about a 45-minute drive away in Norwich, CT.   Read More