Hartford officials must consider the redesign of I-84 when planning the proposed new Rock Cat’s stadium writes CMSC Board Member Toni Gold in an Op-Ed for the Hartford Courant.  

The highway’s redesign has been underway for many years and its final construction will greatly influence the success of the stadium, says Ms. Gold.  Merely locating the new ballpark near I-84 and I-91 is not a guarrantee of its success, nor does that ensure it can be easily reached by patrons.  Project propents should join the planning process immediately in order to coordinate vital design elements, like linking the stadium with CTfastrak bus stations already underway and utilizing a long-discussed Main Street trolley to link the North and South End neighborhoods.

Coordinate I-84, Rock Cats’ Plan – Or Else