HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford's mayor says the move by New Britain's minor league baseball team to Connecticut's capital city is a done deal.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said Sunday on WFSB-TV's "Face the State" that the City Council has "uniform consensus" to approve the deal that includes construction of a $60 million stadium.
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said last week there was no confirmation when she asked the team's managing partner, Josh Solomon, if the move is a done deal.
Thomas Deller, head of development services in Hartford, said Sunday that city officials verified the team's claim it would leave Connecticut if it didn't secure a site in Hartford.
He said the stadium's proximity to interstates 84 and 91 will help draw visitors from Springfield, the University of Connecticut and areas south of Hartford.
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