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Capacity crowds create headaches in March Madness' Hartford return

Joe Cooper |

Full parking lots, long lines, traffic and crowded restaurants were just some of the welcomed annoyances in Hartford Thursday as the NCAA men's basketball tournament generated new energy downtown.

Hoops, hockey, crossword events add to 'March Madness' tourism spending

Joe Cooper |

The NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in downtown Hartford won't be the only collegiate event generating tourism dollars for the state this weekend.

A guide for the NCAA men's tournament in Hartford

Joe Cooper |

The XL Center isn't hosting a top seed in this week's NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in Hartford, but several high-profile teams, including last year's national champion, will be on...

This Ala. city mirrors Hartford's redevelopment ambitions

Gregory Seay |

Hartford isn't the only U.S. city that has bet big on a minor-league baseball stadium to spur redevelopment.

Three seasons in, Hartford's $71M ballpark has sparked new energy but not promised development

Gregory Seay |

Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park has found early success drawing plaudits for its design and fan experience. However, it has yet to attain the one goal for which it was built: Economic revival of the...

CT Convention Center scores first state-sanctioned MMA bouts

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's first state-sanctioned pro mixed martial arts (MMA) event is coming to downtown Hartford later this month.

Dillon Stadium comeback delayed

Joe Cooper |

The revival of Hartford's historic Dillon Stadium has been delayed by at least a month.

Travelers Championship tickets on sale

Joe Cooper |

Tickets for June's Travelers Championship in Cromwell became available Monday.

Vaunted NCAA basketball tournament returns to unlikely home in Hartford's XL Center

Joe Cooper |

The popular NCAA men's basketball tournament is returning to its unlikely home in Hartford this March. Find out how the city scored the nationally acclaimed event.

Hartford Athletic names Trinity Health jersey sponsor, healthcare provider

Joe Cooper |

Trinity Health of New England has teamed with the Hartford Athletic as its first-ever title partner to serve as the pro soccer club's healthcare provider and jersey sponsor.

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