Supply chain issues push back opening of Hartford's XL Center
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Sports fans won’t be able to place bets at Hartford’s XL Center until next spring.
Officials told the Hartford Courant that delays in receiving crucial construction components due to global supply chain issues is to blame, and that the project isn't expected to be completed until at least March.
It had been hoped the 4,000-square-foot sportsbook, featuring a bar and restaurant, would be open in time for the start of the NFL season this weekend.
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A main component delaying the project is a large glass wall that will overlook a major intersection and is expected to transform the building's bunker-like appearance.