State Rep. Stafstrom Leads Groundbreaking For Little League Field Upgrades


State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, center, is joined by Mayor Joe Ganim at Ellsworth Field groundbreaking.

From State Rep. Steve Stafstrom:

Exciting news! Today we broke ground on the long overdue refurbishment of the Black Rock Little League (BRLL) fields at Ellsworth Park. I secured $450,000 in state funding for the project.

Joined by Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, City Councilors Scott Burns and Matthew McCarthy, along with BRLL President Brian Kabel and other board members, we celebrated this funding and the start of the project. The final product will be new, state-of-the-art baseball and softball fields with upgraded drainage, fencing and dugouts. Construction is slated to be complete for the spring season.

BRLL is growing in popularity and our kids deserve the best facilities to grow and learn.

I thank the Governor and the State Bond Commission for approving the funds, in addition to my colleagues in the legislature who voted to approve the additional allocation to help improve the playing fields for Bridgeport Little Leaguers. I also want to thank all the BRLL coaches, parents and volunteers for their advocacy of this project and to the City of Bridgeport for administering it.

To learn more about the league or to sign your son or daughter up to play, visit



  1. It’s not little League to me — it’s the big time!
    I own a Black Rock-themed website — may I throw the ceremonial first pitch next summer?
    And who will be Mayor then?
    Politics and baseball is the best combo since peanut butter & chocolate!
    Thanks, Lennie.

  2. Hey Joe, I’m having a groundbreaking tomorrow morning in my backyard, the weeds are out of control. Grab a shovel get a photo op.

    If you can’t make it there will be a grand opening of a jar of peanut butter in my dinning room at noon.

    1. Course you’re right about the insincerity of Ganim’s new found concern for our children. After all, at the same time that he’s enjoying this campaign publicity, multiple recreational youth sports leagues are meeting with the Parks Dept, which is scrambling to accommodate their fall seasons because the Sound-on-Sound concert will effectively shut down all of their fall seasons at Seaside Park, which they only learned a couple of weeks ago!

      Ganim has never given a rat’s backside about our kids!


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