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.