A Rich History

1968-1973 Hartford Knights

1968-1973 Hartford Knights

 

1973-1974 Connecticut Wildcats

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Dillon Stadium, 1975: Giorgio Chinaglia and Hartford Bicentennials vs. Poland national team


 

As a part of the original Colt gift, the lands of Dillon Stadium and Colt Park have long been a treasured community asset. Steeped in history, Dillon Stadium is an iconic Hartford venue. As a FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) project dedicated in 1935, the stadium reached great heights before falling into disrepair – playing host over the years to everything from the annual Thanksgiving high school football game to professional soccer to concerts from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and the Grateful Dead.

1974 Grateful Dead Ticket Stub

1974 Grateful Dead Ticket Stub

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1975-1977 Hartford Bicentennials

1975-1977 Hartford Bicentennials