Since They Built It will the Public Come?

Well opening day is almost here… just hours away and counting down…

and THIS Year Dunkin Stadium; home of the Hartford Yard Goats, will actually open on it’s scheduled date and time!

http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t538

Something which it failed to do last year due to all the many building and legal troubles plaguing the; shady done in back rooms to cheat out on the city of New Britain, town council deal from 2013/14…

Not personally a fan of baseball to start with, I was against the building of the stadium using taxpayer monies from the get go… as a taxpaying homeowner like many others I resent that due to the many legal troubles that the city of Hartford over the mismanagement of city funds that we in the suburbs are being forced to pay for this project which doesn’t really do much to benefit current residents of the north end of Hartford who lost a supermarket deal with the stadium going in.

Hartford Courant pic Chompers ChewChew Yard Goats Mascots

Chompers  & ChewChew & the children who won the contest to name the Mascots in 2015 – Photo from Hartford Courant C.Poisson

With all of the legal stuff going on, the stadium which had problems with work stopping and starting and then off again with new people needing to be brought in to finish up, I do hope that eventually the citizens of the north end of Hartford will be able to benefit.

We can all hope that the stadium will do well, but no matter how pretty it might be (if you can call the building pretty) the questions are…

“Will the Public Come as Paying Ticket Holders?”

“Will people bring their families to the edge of the north end of Hartford which has a reputation for drugs and gags and shootings?”

After all the money that has been wasted on this project I do hope that the team stays in town and some how against the odds the stadium can turn an actual profit…

But the democrats in power seem to have a knack for making businesses and jobs leave the state after giving them millions of taxpayer dollars and tax breaks so I’m not holding out my breath on this turning out to be profitable…

So let’s see if this year at least if they can get and keep the stadium filled with baseball fans cheering

“Let’s Go Yard Goats!!! Chomp Chomp Chomp!!”

 

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