Rock Cats Stadium Consulting And Legal Services: By The Numbers

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Update: City now says it spent $240,000 on consulting services. Says one of the charges in the original invoice shouldn’t have been there. Here is the updated invoice: INVOICE SUMMARY (2)

The city has spent $269,852 so far on legal and consulting services for the proposed ball park just north of the city’s downtown.

City leaders have said they plan to spend up to $60 million to build a more than 9,000-seat stadium at 1214 Main St. The New Britain Rock Cats have agreed to sign a 25-year lease with the city and relocate here in exchange for Hartford providing the new stadium.

Officials have also said they would pursue private investment in connection with the deal.

On Tuesday, in response to requests from media outlets, the city made available an invoice detailing what’s been spent so far on legal and consulting services.

The city has sought the services of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC, and consultants Bradford & Dunlavey for the economic analysis; Pendulum for the architectural renderings; and Beta for the utility and the traffic analysis related to the ball park.

The firms were paid with city Capital Improvement Project money, a spokeswoman for the mayor said Tuesday.

You can see the breakdown of $269,852 (what’s been spent where) here: INVOICE SUMMARY

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