Deal Reached to Complete Dunkin' Donuts Stadium for 2017 Season: Mayor

The mayor of Hartford said there is an agreement with Arch Insurance to complete Dunkin’ Donuts Park in time for the beginning of the Hartford Yard Goats' next season in April 2017.

The park was supposed to be finished by the beginning of the 2016 baseball stadium, in time for the beginning of the Yard Goats inaugural season, but there were delays and the city ultimately fired the developer.  

In a statement, Arch Insurance said it has already begun to reach out to subcontractors and work is expected to begin at the park within the next 30 days. Arch said they still need to work out a specific deadline with the city. 

The agreement announced Tuesday afternoon comes weeks after the Eastern League, which the team belongs to, directed the Yard Goats to come up with an alternate plan if the Hartford stadium were not done in time for the next season.  

The city of Hartford's investment in the stadium to date is $102 million, according to an internal audit, but the city had not paid the former developer's final invoice at that point and auditors said they could not estimate what the final cost to finish the project will be.

This is a developing story.

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