We contacted MiLB for a comment on Art Solomon’s involvement in the Rock Cats negotiations with the city of Hartford (whether his participation violated league rules). According to emails we obtained from the city of Hartford, Art Solomon, the father of Rock Cats Owner Josh Solomon, took part in meetings and discussions as the Rock Cats negotiated their move to Hartford. Art Solomon is also the owner of fellow Eastern League member New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Here’s the response we received today:
Thank you for your inquiry.
Almost all clubs have consultants involved in some fashion or another when looking at stadium development. Sometimes those consultants are associated with other clubs because they have the experience of working through the issues that are regularly encountered on these projects. Based solely on the information you shared below, it appears that in this situation some of this assistance was provided by a fellow owner who also happened to be related.