Republicans to Malloy: Don’t bail out Yard Goats’ stadium

- FILE - Dunkin Donuts Park, the yet to be completed baseball stadium in Hartford (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Hartford Yard Goats have not played one game in the new stadium this year. The developer of the Dunkin Donuts Park missed the deadline to complete the complex.

Now, a group of prominent Connecticut Republicans are writing to urge Governor Dannel Malloy not to use state taxpayer dollars to bail out the stadium. Republican Press Secretary Nicole Rall issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon.

“As a result of construction of the stadium exceeding the agreed upon deadline, we understand that costs are now likely to increase for the project. We are also aware of comments from the Hartford Stadium Authority indicating that they will not go back to the city to seek the needed added capital. That needed capital should not come from the state and our already overburdened taxpayers.”

The new stadium is expected to open some time in June.

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