The new Hartford Yard Goats baseball team will play the first 17 scheduled home games on the road this season, according to a statement from the team.
There have been delays in the construction process for the new stadium and it will not be ready for opening day.
A statement from the team says the Eastern League Office informed the Yard Goats that they will play their originally scheduled home games at the site of the opposing club from April 7 through May 8, but the team will play a full 142-game schedule.
The Hartford Yard Goats first game will be on April 7 at The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia against the San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Flying Squirrels, and Yard Goats season ticket holders will be able to attend these road games, compliments of the Yard Goats, a statement from the team says.
The Eastern League will continue to monitor the situation and will make further decisions regarding the Yard Goats home schedule as additional information becomes available.
- April 7-10 Hartford Yard Goats vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels will now be hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels from April 7 to April 9. The clubs will play a doubleheader on April 9 and Sunday, April 10 will become an off day for both clubs.
- April 11-13: Hartford Yard Goats vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats series will now be hosted by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
- April 21-24: Hartford Yard Goats vs. Portland Sea Dogs series will now be hosted by the Portland Sea Dogs from April 22-24. The clubs will play a doubleheader on April 23 and Thursday, April 21 will become an off day for both clubs.
- April 25-27: Hartford Yard Goats vs. Harrisburg Senators series will now be hosted by the Harrisburg Senators from April 26-28. The off day, originally scheduled for Thursday April 28,will be moved to Monday, April 25.
- May 6-8: Hartford Yard Goats vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats series will now be hosted by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.