State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) owns the stadium and serve as a staff agency reporting directly to the Governor, providing the information and analysis required to formulate public policy. Additional information about OPM is available at www.ct.gov.
Capital Region Development Authority
The Capital Region Development Authority, (CRDA) oversees the day to day stadium operations per an agreement with the OPM. The CRDA is a quasi-state agency that works with the City of Hartford and the Capital Region on economic development initiatives and is responsible for the operation and management of Adriaen’s Landing. Additional information about the Capital Region Development Authority is available at www.crdact.net.
Spectra Venue Management
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, in addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.
University of Connecticut
The university operates a statewide system of regional campuses and has students, alumni and supporters in almost all of the 169 towns and cities in Connecticut. The University of Connecticut’s Division of Athletics is host to student athletes who compete at the Division I level in NCAA competition. The primary tenant of the new Pratt & Whitney Stadium is the University of Connecticut’s Football Team. The stadium serves as the home field for the team, as it competes with top Division I-A football teams from various NCAA schools. The East Hartford location provides UConn with an outstanding geographic location to bring its activities and events to more people. Additional information about the University of Connecticut is available at www.uconnhuskies.com.
Town of East Hartford
The Town of East Hartford is located directly east of the capital City of Hartford, on the east bank of the Connecticut River. The Town’s Charter was granted by the General Assembly, October 9, 1793. East Hartford is the home of over 75 diversified manufacturing plants and 1,400 small businesses. Principal products include: aircraft engines, soda bottling, optical character recognition systems, machine tools, electronic test equipment, and storage racks. The Town serves as the corporate and general headquarters for the Pratt and Whitney Division of United Technologies and is the site for Rentschler Field. Additional information about the Town of East Hartford is available at www.ci.east-hartford.ct.us.
Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, space propulsion and power systems. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a $27.9 billion company that includes Otis elevators, Carrier heating and air-conditioning systems, Sikorsky helicopters and Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems. In 1999, UTC donated 75 acres in East Hartford to the State of Connecticut for the future site of the Stadium. In 2009, they donated an additional 71 acres south of the Stadium for grass parking lots. The site was formerly a Pratt & Whitney airfield, and the field was named for the founder of Pratt & Whitney aircraft, Frederick Rentschler. Additional information about Pratt & Whitney is available at www.pratt-whitney.com.
Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
Sepctra Food Services & Hospitality is the concessionaire and caterer selected to direct and manage all concession and food service operations at Pratt & Whitney Stadium for both event-day requirements and private parties and meetings. Spectra Food Services & Hospitality provides creative and customized services, including basic concessions and gourmet catering. Additional information about Ovations is available at www.ovationsfoodservices.com.
LAZ Parking Ltd.
LAZ Parking is the parking management company selected to direct the parking operation at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. LAZ Parking is a national parking company that specializes in the management, leasing, ownership, and development of high-level parking facilities. Additional information about LAZ Parking is available at www.lazparking.com.
Contemporary Services Corporation
CSC Security is the security company that has been selected to provide and manage security and guest services staff at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. CSC Security specializes in security protection for special events of all types and sizes. For additional information or employment opportunities with CSC Security, go to www.csc-usa.com.
Powerstation Events is the Official Production Partner of Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field and has been the selected partner to handle all game day production services for all stadium events. Powerstation Events has been providing production, event services and entertainment in Connecticut and southern New England since 1983. For more info on their variety of event and production services, go to www.powerstationevents.com.