Opinion: Hartford ballpark: Good for region, bad for city?

Susan Bigelow
Susan Bigelow

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

When I last wrote about the New Britain Rock Cats planned move to Hartford, it seemed like much more of a done deal. Fast forward a few weeks, however, and it now looks like anything but. Mayor Pedro Segarra has been forced to back away from his plan to have the city fund the ballpark, asking instead that the team pony up some of the money.

If that sounds like the kiss of death for the deal, that’s because it probably is. If there’s one thing sports teams hate doing, it’s spending their own money on stadiums.

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