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Hope Springs Anew For Hartford's Baseball Stadium

HARTFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — After months of delay, construction on Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium may be heading for a finish after the city reached an agreement with their insurer.

According to the Hartford Courant, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said the city had reached an agreement in principle with Arch Insurance that will see the company take over construction of the 6,000-seat stadium with the intent of having it ready for opening day in April 2017.

Work stalled at the venue after the city terminated developers Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford when they failed to meet two key deadlines and cost overruns at the project swelled its budget to more than $70 million.

The developers have contested their firing, claiming wrongful termination and are currently engaged in mediation with the city, the Courant said.

The park was initially planned to be opened in time for the Hartford Yard Goat's inaugural 2016 season. The team just wrapped said season up without playing a game in Dunkin' Donuts Park. – Staff Writers