I have been driving by the Yard Goats Stadium hoping to see some miraculous progress that will put my mind at ease on the future of the stadium.
Unfortunately, I'm just not seeing it. My fear is that we are constructing a hole in the ground that will be a money pit ,that we the taxpayers of Hartford will be throwing bags of cash into,( at least $4.5 million dollars per year) for the next quarter of a Century.
The project just not seem to be realistic. The grocery store promised seems to be non -existent, the affordable housing seems to be out as the developer pushes for a hotel to be constructed. Is any of this project outlined in a contract that is solid or is it just "play as we go" planning?
A little over 45 days from now, December 15th, is the date the Stadium Authority has set in their own minutes when the finished infield will be complete. The pitchers mound, the base layout, the sod should all be set by that date.
With the current condition of the construction I just don't see it happening. And if the pictures from Saturday are any indication, sod is the last thing that will be happening to that field December 15th
.Picture the baselines somewhere in here, among the construction materials