Hartford’s Dillon Stadium will be getting an overhaul.

On Monday night, the Hartford City Council unanimously approved a draft agreement for the stadium’s renovation.

The Capital Region Development Authority secured $10 million from the State Bond Commission for the project.

Hartford Sports Group (HSG) President Bruce Mandell stated, in part:

“After years of hard work and diligent planning, we knew that this was the moment for Dillon Stadium and are grateful to receive approval to move forward. This iconic community asset has languished for far too long, and we look forward to restoring it to its rightful place within the cultural fabric of Hartford.”

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin added, “Tonight’s vote by the City Council is an important step toward bringing Dillon Stadium back to life as a community asset.  Our focus will remain on protecting the interests of our residents as we finalize an agreement that brings professional soccer to Hartford and contributes to the revitalization of Coltsville.”

HSG says it plans to bring a United Soccer League franchise to Hartford and begin play at Dillon Stadium in 2019.