Yard Goats owner: If ballpark not ready by 2017, we’ll look for somewhere else to play

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Hartford Yard Goats have yet to actually play a game in Hartford. And, according to team owner Josh Solomon, if the $60 million ballpark isn’t ready for 2017, they may never play there.

According to WNPR, Solomon informed a city lawyer that Hartford’s inability to finish the ballpark is a breach of their development agreement. The agreement states that the city now has six months to get the park ready before Solomon has the right to terminate his contract, and look for another place for the Yard Goats to play.

“The Yard Goats love Hartford and we remain committed to the city,” Solomon said in a statement to News 8 Wednesday. “We will do everything in our power to make sure baseball is played at Dunkin Donuts Park in April 2017. We simply can not continue to exist without a home in 2017.”

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