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Hartford Officials Announce Deal To Bring Rock Cats To City

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HARTFORD – The city plans to build a $60 million stadium to lure the New Britain Rock Cats to Hartford, officials said Wednesday at a press conference attended by the team’s owner and some players.

The Eastern League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins has agreed to sign a 25-year lease with the city beginning in 2016 if Hartford builds a new baseball stadium. It would pay the city about $500,000 per year.

The plan would bring 600 full-time jobs to Hartford and 900 construction jobs related to the stadium job, said Mayor Pedro Segarra.

 

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3 comments

  • Kevin Lagasse

    Just announced for tonight at New Britain Stadium: Watch as the Rock Cats take on the Akron Rubber Ducks! The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a miniature moving van replica, courtesy of Amodio White Glove Moving And Storage! ;)

  • stephen mckiernan

    Not good. Get your own team hartford. I remember when new Britain had the red Sox west haven had Yankees.

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