Yard Goats Play Ball in Dunkin' Donuts Park

The Hartford Yard Goats played their first game at Dunkin' Donuts Park in downtown Hartford Thursday night.  

The team may have lost to New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 7-2, but fans say this was still a win as thousands filled the seats at the Hartford ballpark.

Jeff Dooley, the voice of the Yard Goats, called the ballpark "America's newest great ballpark" and said it offers something for everyone.

Take a Peek Inside the New Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford

One of the unique features of the park is that steam rose from the big Dunkin' Donuts cup on top of the scoreboard in left field to signal a home run. 

There were plenty of places to grab food, including "The Grazin' Goat" and "Dark Blues Diner," on the concourse. 

"I think fans are going to be blown away by what they see here and we look forward to greeting them," Tim Restall, the general manager, said before the game.

The Yard Goats previously announced their full promotional schedule for their inaugural season at Dunkin' Donuts Park.  Promotions include fireworks and premium giveaways. See the full schedule here.

Tickets average around $12 and purchasing information is available on the team's website. Thursday's game weas sold out, except for standing room tickets.

Hartford's Double-A Eastern League team will play 70 home games this year at Dunkin' Donuts Park.  

The team is an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.  The Yard Goats will play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the inaugural game at the new stadium.

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