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Rentschler Field (WSPE-995)

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RENTSCHLER FIELD

WSPE-995

University of Connecticut (NCAA) (2003-present), Hartford Colonials (UFL) (2010)

Rentschler Field is a stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. It is primarily used for football, and is the home field of the University of Connecticut Huskies. Starting in the fall of 2010, it became home to the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. The stadium, which opened in 2003, was the first stadium used primarily by an NCAA Division I-A (now FBS) team to open in the 21st century. It holds 40,000 people and can be expanded. Connecticut played on campus at Memorial Stadium in Storrs, before 2003.

The New England Patriots considered moving to Connecticut and sharing a stadium with the UConn football team, in the mid 1990s. The new stadium was supposed to be built on the Connecticut Convention Center site in downtown Hartford. However, when the Patriots completed the deal for Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the Hartford stadium plan was scaled down and the location was moved to East Hartford.

The Hartford Colonials were a United Football League team that played their home games at Rentschler Field. During their (2010 UFL season), the Colonials played all four home games at Rentschler, after having played one there the previous season while they were known as the New York Sentinels. Attendance at Colonials games averaged a consistent 15,000 people, third place in the five-team league behind Omaha and Sacramento. The UFL suspended the Colonials franchise in 2011, in part because of the high rent the stadium charged; the franchise was officially terminated when the team's former owner (Bill Mayer) was named as the new owner of a different franchise.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome.

World Stadiums Postcard Edition

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