| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:44 PM
If you liked your concert seats at Hartford's XL Center, now you can have two of them on your back deck, in your living room or anywhere else you want them.
The XL Center is selling pairs of seats that are being removed as part of the arena's $35 million...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:26 PM
HARTFORD — The city's proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium could derail plans for a new XL Center or compete with the existing downtown arena, a top development official said in an email obtained by The Courant.
| Jul 20, 2014
For those who want no part of a minor league baseball stadium in Hartford — some well-reasoned, others gratuitously agenda-driven — those two words by Pedro Segarra were an invitation to tear the mayor to shreds.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Thumbs high up to the Hartford Public Library for soon becoming the new home of two wonderful murals that are now in the city's XL Center. The large works — one of them is 16 by 10 feet — by Harlem Renaissance painter Romare Bearden require...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The renovation of Hartford's XL Center arena presents plenty of challenges: dealing with season-ticket holders whose seats must be moved to make way for new premium boxes; ordering custom-made parts because heating and cooling systems are so old; and...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:18 AM
The American Athletic Conference basketball tournament is headed to Hartford, Conn.
The American scheduled a teleconference for Monday afternoon to announce the site. Chris Lawrence, the general manager of Hartford's XL Center, and Andy Bessette, a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
One thumb up to the NCAA for moving closer to letting Division I athletes have enough food to eat by allowing them unlimited meals instead of just three meals a day. And one thumb down for taking so long to do this. The collegiate sports organization's...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
One of the glaring divides between the haves and have-nots in this country is dental care. Millions of Americans — 180 million by one estimate — do not receive dental care. Fifty percent of adults over age 30 have some level of gum disease,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:07 PM
As recent research at the University of Connecticut indicates, too much surface parking is bad for downtowns. Citing Hartford as an example, the study finds that large swaths of blacktop drive down the value of surrounding property, which makes...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Whalers need to return to Hartford.
Here's looking at you, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman.
The Whalers belong in Connecticut. We still have a strong fan base, and indeed, low ticket sales can't be blamed as the reason the Whalers...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:05 PM
I have no answer. I'm going to ask the question, anyway.
If the forces that oppose the Rock Cats' move to Hartford in what has become a daily food fight are able to kill the $60 million stadium deal, will it enhance or diminish the chances of getting...