City of Hartford
Dunkin’ Donuts Stadium
The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Building a Fan-Friendly Ballpark
Hartford, one of the National Baseball League’s original cities when it was formed in 1876, has not had a pro baseball team since 1952. That changed in 2017 when the Hartford Yard Goats, a Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, relocated to their new stadium in Connecticut’s capital city.
The state-of-the-art ballpark adorns the northern section of downtown Hartford between 1-84 and 1-91, creating affordable family entertainment that minor league baseball teams are known for. In addition to hosting the Yard Goats’ home games, the open-air facility will have year-round opportunities to host concerts, sporting events, corporate occasions, and community gatherings.
The stadium serves as the catalyst for a downtown renaissance. The ballpark is considered the epicenter of an envisioned $350-million development, which will include retail, residential, dining, and office spaces.