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Hartford Athletic Announces Stanley Black & Decker as Founding Partner

April 16, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Hartford Athletic News Release

Hartford, CT - Hartford Athletic announced today that Stanley Black & Decker will join as a Founding Partner of Connecticut's new professional soccer team. The partnership features the Stanley Black & Decker logo displayed prominently on the back of Hartford Athletic's home and away jerseys with partnership programs focusing on impactful community initiatives.

"As we march toward our first home match on May 4, Hartford Athletic is proud to welcome Stanley Black & Decker as a Founding Partner," said Hartford Athletic Chairman & CEO Bruce Mandell. "Stanley Black & Decker's commitment to innovation and investment in a vibrant future for our community perfectly aligns with our vision to make our City and State the best place to live, work and play."

"Connecticut has been our home for nearly 175 years, and we're proud to partner with organizations that bring excitement and entertainment to our community," said Stanley Black & Decker Chief Marketing Officer Mike Simpson. "We're thrilled to see this professional sports team here in Connecticut and honored to be a Founding Partner of Hartford Athletic. We look forward to the vibrancy this organization will bring to the Hartford region."

Hartford Athletic is one of several Stanley Black & Decker brand partners including organizations such as FC Barcelona and the English Premier League, as well as regional sports organizations such as the Hartford Yard Goats and the New Britain Bees.

Hartford Athletic's season is underway with the historic home opener taking place on May 4th at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Single-match tickets start at just $10 and Three-Match Flex Plans start at $25. For tickets, merchandise, and more information go to

About Hartford Athletic

Hartford Athletic is Connecticut's new professional soccer team beginning play March 9th in the United Soccer League. Our mission is to provide a world-class professional soccer experience and build community through the beautiful game.

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