Jury sides with city over developer in baseball park dispute
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former developers of Hartford’s minor league ballpark have been ordered to pay the city $335,000 in a dispute over construction delays that kept the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats on the road for a year.
The Hartford Courant reports a jury ruled in favor of the city on Tuesday after a four-week trial.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin fired the former developers of the minor league ballpark in June 2016 after they failed to finish the stadium before the team’s inaugural season.
The developers, Centerplan and DoNo Hartford, were seeking $90 million for wrongful termination, arguing the city made changes to the plans for the 6,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Park that prevented them from finishing it on time.
The litigation has held up related plans for retail and housing developments near the stadium.