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Hartford Leader Calls for Dunkin Donuts Stadium to Be Sold

February 27, 2017 By Staff
Hartford Leader Calls for Dunkin Donuts Stadium to Be Sold

While Hartford is facing an over $20 million deficit, it may not be able to afford the as-of-now $71 million baseball stadium.

Sometimes fiscal realities come with hard truths: you can’t always get what you want when you can’t afford what you need. Recently, Councilman Larry Deutsch has called for Hartford’s Dunkin Donuts Park to be sold before the Yard Goats move in:

Rather than stop construction, Councilman Larry Deutsch wants officials to sell the park just two months before the first Yard Goats game is played there.

While Hartford is facing an over $20 million deficit, it may not be able to afford the as-of-now $71 million baseball stadium.

Hartford’s Mayor Luke Bronin has been touring around Hartfords suburbs, pitching towns to pick up the tab for Hartford’s drastic fiscal state. Deutsch is taking a different approach, proposing Hartford not keep pouring money into a project the city doesn’t have.

The city could have a hard time selling the unfinished stadium, though, as the FBI just announced a probe into construction payments at Dunkin’ Donuts Park:

FBI agents have been contacting people with ties to, or knowledge of, the long-delayed stadium project in recent weeks, and have gathered information on expenditures of public funds toward its $71-million cost so far, according to several people with knowledge of the probe.