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Concerns raised about opening day for Yard Goats stadium

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Construction continued on Dunkin Donuts Park on Tuesday. (WFSB) Construction continued on Dunkin Donuts Park on Tuesday. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

There could be more problems for Hartford’s new baseball stadium.

The developer has told the city they have some concerns, which could affect the stadium's scheduled opening day.

These new developments are not the first time there have been snags with this project in the capital city.

While construction continues, Dunkin Donuts Park is expected to open in less than four months. The   goal was for the first pitch to be thrown out on April 7. But, city officials said they were thrown a bit of a curve ball.

“Everybody is invested in the success of this project, so to the extent there are issues and concerns that totally understandable,” Maribel LaLuz with the Hartford Mayor's office said.

The developer DoNo Hartford, according to the city, has some concerns, which could potentially delay the opening.  Those concerns will be spelled out on Wednesday. 

In October, there were other issues. Developers decided to scrap the roof over some of the seats because they were worried about going over budget.  The stadium cost has been capped at $56 million.

“They are going to provide some sort of accounting of what the concerns are. Here are the issues,” LaLuz said. “Here's how we are going to address them and then there will be continued discussions on how to work it out."

Those concerns are expected to be revealed on Wednesday. At this point, city officials said they were confident that whatever they are and they can work things out.

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