Call The Goodwin home here in Downtown Hartford, and you’ll be less than a half-mile away from the home ballpark of the city’s very own Double-A Minor League Baseball team.
We’re referring, of course, to the Hartford Yard Goats, who’ve got a busy stretch of home stands at Dunkin’ Donuts Park this spring. Come join us for boutique hospitality and some topnotch bat-and-ball action at The Goodwin!
Meet the Hartford Yard Goats
The Hartford Yard Goats were born only a few years ago: 2016, to be exact, formed a decades-old franchise when the New Britain Rock Cats moved to the Connecticut capital for a new incarnation. The team’s status as the Minor League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies endured the rebirth.
The excellent team logo features a goat chowing down on a baseball bat, but in actual fact the “Yard Goats” name refers not to barnyard critters but to an old term for switcher engines that swapped railcars between locomotives.
The Yard Goats ended their inaugural season third in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, finishing fifth in 2017 and third again last year. As of this writing, the team’s fourth in the Eastern Division standings, behind the Reading Fightin Phils and ahead of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Catch a Yard Goats Home Game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park
Upcoming Hartford Yard Goats home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park include series against the Fisher Cats (May 16-19), the Erie SeaWolves (May 20-22), and the Portland Sea Dogs (May 28-30).
Next month, the Yard Goats will be hosting the Trenton Thunder from June 4 to 6, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from June 7 to June 9, the Bowie Baysox from June 18 to 20, and the Altoona Curve from June 21 to 23.
Check out the complete season schedule for the Yard Goats (and nab your tickets for a home game or three) right here.
A Stay at The Goodwin With a Side of Yard Goats Baseball
We’d love to host you here at The Goodwin for some homegrown baseball over at Dunkin’ Donuts Park courtesy of the Yard Goats. You’ll love your downtown accommodations in one of our guest rooms, suites, or duplexes, the on-site dining at Porrón & Piña, and the other hallmarks of our boutique hospitality—and you’ll love the close proximity to the Yard Goats’ ballpark. Come enjoy some springtime baseball here in Hartford, Connecticut!