OT: 4-6 week delay for Yard Goats Stadium

Discussion in 'Pro Sports (baseball, etc)' started by Deepster, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Deepster

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  2. sledog

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    base-a-balla?
     
  3. TRest

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    You could see this coming from the very first press conference.
     
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  4. jibsey

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    Will they start the season in New Britain?
     
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  5. Bryan Lord

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    That would be pretty funny.
     
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  6. Bryan Lord

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    But they already have a new team coming in so probably not.
     
  7. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    "Hey Mayor Segarra...how do you like your Rock cats now?"

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  8. TRest

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    New Britain is not going to embrace whatever the hell that league is.
     
  9. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    Help me out here - why is anything about this Hartford's fault? The project management company bid on the stadium. Hartford set deliverables, timeframe and specs in the RFP. A bid of $56 million was agreed upon, but now the project requires an extra $10 million to meet what Hartford outlined in the RFP? I must be missing something.
     
  10. TRest

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    Do you really think this wasn't rushed through and half-assed all the way?
     
  11. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    Whether or no it was rushed, the project management company knew what the deadline was. If there was a 1.7 million cost increase to stay on budget, that's palatable. The rest of the increases seem like BS.
     
  12. Towney007

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    I might be the only person in MiLB here - and I can tell you the stadium plan from the get go was a complete and total joke. They wanted in Hartford ASAP, with a Stadium ASAP and Hartford wanted them ASAP. So pretty much all of the dotting of the i's, crossing of the t's weren't done. I'm not in Hartford a ton, but I was on Saturday and when I noticed the sod wasn't down I knew they were done. They don't even have 1/2 the support structure up yet. I'd say it might be as much as 2-3 months past due at this point because especially with the sod, 4-6 weeks seems awfully optimistic.
     
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  13. uconnfan68

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    Upped electrical by 50%. Among other changes. Fubar.
     
  14. Deepster

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    It's been 65 degrees all winter with no snow. You need to know sooner than right now that they're this far behind schedule in time and $$$. They're asleep at the wheel. And for this company to be 15-20% off your estimate on a 56m job??? That's a joke too. Bend over, Hartford. Here it comes.
     
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  15. Palatine

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    Hartford changed the stadium specifications after it accepted the bid. They added all kinds of things they didn't ask for in the bid. The city also changed the steel specifications post bid which resulted in more steel, more expensive steel and it being delivered late. (It is not known if Abe Gillis owns a steel company in heaven.)
    This is ALL Hartford's fault.

    And , as usual, because it was the city, this is all union, which drives up costs.

    http://www.courant.com/community/ha...ium-overruns-details-0105-20160104-story.html
     
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  16. boog204

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    They should go old school and play at Muzzy in Bristol... That place is absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  17. Dove

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    @Towney007 ...wasn't there a recent decision to eliminate a roof overhang because the budget was tight? Who made that call? City? DoNo? Cos?

    Also, I would not be shocked if the Rockies pulled out of their relationship with Solomon after this season. Total joke if that happens.
     
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  18. TRest

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    That would be classic if Solomon lost the affiliation. He basically lied about having other options like Springfield.
     
  19. mauconnfan

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    Did the Yard Goats play tonight in Husky uni's?
     
  20. Dove

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    swing and a miss!
     
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  21. Woof 101

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    No bashing pantz but like your avatar you must think like an infant:). Anyone with a clue, TV, local news, radio of any form knew this thing would have more strings attached. Stand by for the next release of an accident waiting to happen. As the home team plays far, far away, Home Team Train Wreck Waiting To Happen...
     
  22. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    Steal the team from a neighbor who has successfully hosted it for years, stupid team name, stadium project is a mess...nice job all around.
     
  23. huskymedic

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    Now this is some Class A trolling:

     
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  24. jibsey

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    Great name and logo.
     
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  25. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    Thanks, that makes sense.
     
  26. gampelcrazies

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    Should have used the money and invest in a new arena
     
  27. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    I don't live in CT so have not really kept up aside from the occasional post. @Palatine 's post explained the reason cost increases and those are Hartford's fault. The article mentioned revisions but didn't specify at what phase for the project.
     
  28. Danzz

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    If I were New Britain I'd tell them to go pound sand. Possibly Muzzy or Palmer would be my guess.
     
  29. CallMeBruce

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    The city has reneged on the original deal across the board. The dev company was supposed to be doing the design, and the city designer basically ran off and did whatever he wanted. Then when the developer said they would need more money to match the new specs, the city threw a hissy fit. If they had just done what they said they were going to do, this would have been fine.
     
  30. Stairmaster

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    If they're really scrambling and NB decides not to do them any favors, Dodd Stadium should be free through mid to late June (NYP season doesn't begin until then). Obviously Dodd isn't an AA-caliber facility anymore, but I can't think of a better choice.