The saga of that was the construction of Dunkin’ Donuts Park through 2015 and 2016 was well-documented here on Stadium Journey. Despite the fact that the facility was eventually completed and the Yard Goats have enjoyed two very successful seasons since the opening of the downtown Hartford ballpark in 2017, the case between the city, team and developer continues to wind its way through court years later.
While a casino may not be the first place you think of as a destination for a family outing, the Black Wolves offer an affordable, family-friendly experience that has quickly become a mainstay in eastern Connecticut. With the numerous options available at the casino just steps from the front door, a lacrosse game may just be the first step in an exciting (and profitable) day.
With the winter weather that has hit the northeast, there is no better time to talk Minor League Baseball! The Team is joined by Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com and the BensBiz Blog. Join Dan Colacicco, Marc Viquez, Paul Baker and Dave Cottenie as baseball is in the air!
Gutterson Fieldhouse is a quintessential old-school hockey barn. Everything about the place screams old-time hockey. Vermont displays its history throughout the facility, and it’s easy to see that hockey is king here at UVM. Renovations are planned for “The Gut” as part of a $95 million improvement project, which will include a new events center next door to Gutterson Fieldhouse. Here’s hoping the renovations don’t change too much of the old-school aura here.
As a rule, college basketball isn’t the big deal in the northeast that it is in other parts of the country. That’s not entirely the case in Vermont, where the Catamounts enjoy great support at cozy and crowded Patrick Gym. Plans are in place to build a 3,200 seat, state of the art facility next door for the 2020-21 season. While Patrick Gym has seen a lot of great basketball over its 56 seasons, it’s doubtful that there will be an outpouring of nostalgia as the Catamounts wrap up their last season here.
It’s sad to see how far support for the Monarchs has eroded in this excellent hockey market. After years of declining attendance and interest, the team is being sold for the second time in three years. The outgoing owners have stated a desire to find local ownership that will keep the team in New Hampshire, but it may be too little too late. At this point, the only thing that may be able to save the team would be an affiliation with the nearby Boston Bruins.