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The Hartford Yard Goats at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford, CT

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The new Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home to Hartford’s minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats, welcomes both diehard baseball fans and newcomers. Visitors to the park in the “DoNo,” or Downtown North, neighborhood can expect affordable tickets, state-of-the-art seating, and a variety of team merchandise vendors. Concession options are vast and showcase ballpark classics from peanuts to Cracker Jacks, regional staples including Connecticut lobster rolls, and the one-of-a-kind Dunkin’ Donuts Park BLT, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich made with glazed doughnuts instead of bread. The park prides itself on supporting local restaurants with its Hartford Neighborhood Flavors Cart, featuring Puerto Rican cuisine, West Indian fare, soul food, and more. Chompers and Chew Chew, the two enthusiastic Yard Goat mascots, make appearances throughout games and at special events. You may even see a real goat or two at fundraising events such as Winter Goat Yoga. Fun at the park seems never-ending, with birthday parties for younger fans or those who are young at heart, fireworks, and theme nights sometimes happening in a single evening. For more information about the baseball season, which started in April and runs into September, and Dunkin’ Donuts Park, please visit the Yard Goats website.