State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) owns the stadium and serves as a staffing 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.
In Connecticut, OVG360 manages the XL Center in Hartford, Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, and Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health, and public safety and more.
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.
OVG360 Food Services & Hospitality
OVG360 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. OVG360 Food Services & Hospitality provides creative and customized services, including basic concessions and gourmet catering.
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.