Council Considers Lease to Bring New Baseball Team to New Britain

As the Rock Cats transition to move out of the New Britain stadium they have long called home and into a new stadium in Hartford as the Yard Goats, questions remain about what will happen with the stadium and whether another team will be moving in.

New Britain's Common Council will meet on Wednesday night to discuss whether to lease the stadium to a potential tenant.

New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart negotiated a tentative lease that the council must approve before it can go any further. She and Atlantic League founder Frank Boulton both signed the lease on Monday to bring another team to the city.

If the council approves the lease, the Atlantic League will relocate one of its teams to New Britain in time for the next season in 2016, according to a news release from the city of New Britain.

League Executive Director, Joe Klein, who has previously served as general manager for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, will attend the meeting to answer any questions.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 27 West Main Street in New Britain on the second floor.

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