Hartford Yard Goats, a Rockies minor league affiliate, won’t play ANY home games this year because of delayed stadium construction

The Hartford Yard Goats won’t play a single game in the yet-to-be-completed Dunkin’ Donuts Park this season.
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Hartford's new minor league baseball team won't play a single game in the city this season.

The Eastern League on Friday changed its schedule to move the Hartford Yard Goats' remaining home games to the road.

The Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies moved from nearby New Britain in the offseason and was supposed to open play in a new $60 million stadium in April called Dunkin' Donuts Park.

Construction delays pushed back the opening date from April 7 back to May 31. But when the stadium's developers, DoNo Hartford and Centerplan Construction Co. missed a May 17 construction deadline, the city terminated the contract.

There's been no progress on the 6,000-seat stadium since June.

The dispute between the city of Hartford and the stadium developers is likely headed to court.

The Yard Goats say season-ticket holders who make trips to Manchester, New Hampshire; Binghamton, New York; Bowie, Maryland; and Trenton, New Jersey, can attend the games for free.

Denverite sports reporter Christian Clark contributed to this report.

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