Take Me Out to the Ballgame in Connecticut Last Updated 8/20
Nothing says "spring is here!" quite like the start of baseball season. And depending on where you go in Connecticut, you may find locals rooting for major league teams from New York or Boston. However you will also find professional and minor league teams drawing fans to local ballparks all over the state—not just for the sports, but for family-friendly events that include music, food, giveaways and fireworks. Tickets are reasonable, the fun is contagious. And now that the capital city Hartford has its own team and a brand new ballpark, there’s never been a better time to enjoy America’s favorite pastime by cheering on Connecticut teams!
Hartford Yard Goats
Hartford has had a long history of baseball. Today Connecticut’s capital city is the home of the Yard Goats, a Double-A minor Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Named for the tractors that switch train cars between locomotives (really!), the Yard Goats have mascots that are two colorful goats named Chompers and Chew Chew. At the newly built Dunkin Donuts Park in downtown Hartford, parking is easy with five surrounding lots and a CTfastrak bus stop nearby. Friday and Saturday night home games have fireworks and Sunday is Family Funday! Check the schedule for upcoming games now. And here a few suggestions for things to do in the area before or after the game.
New Britain Bees
Named for Beehive Field, which stands beside the current New Britain Stadium, the New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. This popular local team holds promotional nights and special events make every game a great experience. Check the schedule for upcoming games now. And here a few suggestions for things to do in the area before or after the game.
With a loyal fan base, the Sea Unicorns are woven into the fabric of southeastern Connecticut. This Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and member of the prestigious New York-Penn League arrived in Norwich and has played minor league baseball at Dodd Stadium since 2010. Check the schedule for upcoming games now. And here a few suggestions for things to do in the area before or after the game.
Got a few future sluggers in the family? Find batting cages at Stamford’s Chelsea Piers, North Haven’s The Only Game in Town, R&B Sports World in Winsted, Sonny's Place in Somers, Great Brook Sports in Groton, and the SportsCenter of Connecticut in Shelton, as well as smaller facilities throughout the state.