Bear's will sponsor the "left field barbecue deck," the team said. Outside of Dunkin' Donuts itself, this is the first major food vendor announced for the park.
This will be the second Hartford location for Bear's, which specializes in wood-smoked Kansas City-style barbecue. The restaurant also has a venue on Arch Street in Hartford and one in Windsor. Another is planned for South Windsor.
The home opener for the Yard Goats' inaugural season, originally planned for April 7, is now scheduled for May 31.