Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Please keep off the field"

The previous Hartford mayor stole a minor league baseball team from nearby New Britain.  
(Not nice.)  He promised to build a new stadium on an accelerated schedule, on a small plot with no parking in a marginal part of the downtown for $70 million and have it ready for this season.  


Didn't happen.  The city kept meddling with the plans, the contractor was kicked off the job, 
the bonding company took its sweet time deciding if it was on the hook, everyone is suing everyone.  The place leaks, work is substandard, the team had to play the whole season away from Hartford.



Welcome to Hartford, Dunkin Donuts Park.
"Please keep off the field."  Not a problem . . . 

8 comments:

Andy said...

What a screw up.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Reminds me of what happened in England with the Northampton Town soccer club. The financial wheeling and dealing between the club, the local authority and the contractors became very complex and I can't recall the details, but £10 million disappeared into thin air, the stadium's building was delayed and no one admits to any blame.

Tanya Breese said...

what a mess he made! i am guessing he's not that popular at the moment ;)

SRQ said...

Jeeze -- what a mess!

RedPat said...

Politics!

bill burke said...

Is this jerk running for reelection, I hope not.

Kay said...

Looks like it's part of the "Make America Great Again" movement.

William Kendall said...

Politicians. Too many rats get drawn into that profession. And I'm insulting the rodent by comparing them.