Bid Proposals Due Monday for Rock Cats Stadium Project in Hartford

The deadline is Monday for contractors interested in submitting bid proposals for the proposed $60 million project to build a baseball stadium to house the Rock Cats in downtown Hartford.

The city of Hartford is soliciting bids for an architectural firm and project manager to work on the 9,000-seat ballpark project, which the city would like completed by April of 2016 .

Hundreds of people attended a public meeting on the proposed ballpark on July 2 to voice opinions and listen to officials and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra give an update on the project.

The city and the Rock Cats announced plans for the ballpark and to move the AA minor league Minnesota Twins affiliate to the capital city in early June, much to the surprise of fans and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

City council officials still have to approve the baseball stadium proposal before the project can move forward.