UPDATE; MY APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY TO ANYONE WHO TRIED TO VIEW THE WEBSITE, "FINISHTHEBALLPARK.COM" MENTIONED BELOW, YESTERDAY, IT WAS APPARENTLY DELAYED, BUT AS OF 4:40pm TODAY IT IS UP AND RUNNING AND HAS SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION THERE
The Hartford Yardgoat's stadium mess is about to heat up more. But this time the mess is going to hopefully offer explanations and related , relevant documents.
Bob Landino, of Centerplan, the developer for the Stadium will be announcing the launching of a website this afternoon to present Centerplan's side of the story.
According to a source, the website will be launched shortly after 5:00PM at http://finishthe ballpark.com. The site is promised to furnish documents including correspondence between the City and Centerplan that might actually explain the delays and difficulties in the Construction of the Stadium
Hopefully it will provide some much needed answers as to who is telling the truth in this drama. Bob Landino has been relatively silent up to this point, but as charges regarding his business continue to be hurled, he seems to have come out swinging this week to defend his reputation.
May the best man win. Once again, the site should be live, this evening, check it out here http://finishthe ballpark.com
No one is going to come out ahead with prolonged litigation. We will have huge legal bills at the same time as we are paying the debt service for the next 25 years on an unfinished stadium until it is done.
Smarter heads need to prevail here. The entire Hartford Stadium Authority needs to be replaced immediately and a competent group needs to be put in place to oversee the completion of thew ball park.
Centerplan, Bodb Landino, Luke Bronin and anyone else involved need to put the ego's aside and admit they screwed up.n The completion dates and the construction schedule were not realistic and no one really knew what to expect in the timetable because they were never involved in a project of this scope.
I think most people will accept that the project has been a mess, but we also realize that it will be a beautiful facility when it is complete. Again, shut down the ego's, end the animosity and sniping at each other. Issue a statement that the City , Centerplan, and the Yardgoats are talking and regrouping to get the Stadium done. It will be completed and a realistic date of opening for the 2017 baseball season is the goal, and all parties will work together to get that goal met under the guidance and direction of a Stadium Authority that gets it.
The back and forth and a prolonged legal battle will benefit no one except the attorneys.
Smarten up, act like adults and get the ballpark done