The Rent is a nickname for Rentschler Field, a stadium in East Hartford, CT.
The Rent is home to the UConn
Huskies football team. During the summer the stadium holds concerts which are typically sold out. Famous acts who have performed at the Rent include The Rolling Stones
, The Police
and Bruce Springsteen
. The stadium has also hosts major soccer matches but these matches have always been simply qualifying matches, not championship matches.
The stadium sits on and old Pratt & Whitney airfield strip and still has the original runway in place. Parking for the Rent goes up and down the runway and in some cases fans have to walk literally miles to get to the stadium. In 2007 Cabela's, an outdoor supplies company, opened up on the same P&W property.
Football fan: Hey, want to go the the UConn / Rutgers
game this Saturday at the Rent?
Other fan: Sure, but that UConn / USF
game 2 weeks ago was brutal! We walked the whole runway in a downpour!