When the $92 million Rentschler Field in East Harford opened in 2003, the future seemed bright for the state owned, 40,000-seat football stadium. Today, the stadium is perhaps the state’s most visible example of good intentions gone awry. The building runs deficits most years and this year — for the first time — the state had to directly bail out the stadium with a $200,000 payment. The reality is the field was primarily built to house UConn’s football program. But that relationship with UConn, which helps keep the stadium afloat, has hindered efforts to fill it, Freimuth said.