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Entries Tagged as 'Howard Saffan'

Strategic Rays–Mohegan Sun Signs Exclusive Partnership With Webster Bank Arena

December 6th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The positioning and moving parts seem more intriguing every day. Mohegan Sun announced on Wednesday an exclusive three-year partnership agreement with the city-owned Webster Bank Arena that involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships. It is effective immediately. This announcement comes with the backdrop of an adjacent warm-weather amphitheater operated by a partnership of sports-entrepreneur Howard […]

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Concert Amphitheater Approved; McCarthy, Holloway Bid Farewell

November 7th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

On an emotional night for City Council President Tom McCarthy, who bid farewell to his peers after 16 years on the legislative body, the past 10 as its leader, the council voted 18-2 to approve the contract between the city and a joint venture of sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Live Nation to […]

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Amphitheater Approval On City Council Agenda

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

Historically, City Council meetings on the eve of the general election are quick affairs. Council incumbents want an expedited meeting to churn some last minute campaigning. Several council incumbents, however, were defeated in Democratic primaries or did not seek reelection. A key item on Monday night’s agenda is the Contracts Committee report recommending approval of […]

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Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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City Council Contracts Committee Will Consider Fire Chief, Amphitheater Approval

October 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider approval of the appointment letter for Fire Chief Richard Thode and the proposed warm-weather amphitheater operating agreement between the city and concert prompter Live Nation and sports-entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan at Harbor Yard.

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Amphitheater Vote Delayed

October 19th, 2017 · 62 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It looks like a City Council committee vote on the amphitheater project proposed by concert promoter Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan will be delayed at least a week. If the development agreement is not approved by the full council in November it will referred to the new council that will be seated […]

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Tight Timeline For Current City Council To Approve Amphitheater Plan

October 14th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning

An operating agreement for the proposed Harbor Yard Amphitheater and request for a public hearing on the joint venture between concert promoter Live Nation and SportsCenter of Connecticut entrepreneur Howard Saffan is scheduled for referral to the Contracts Committee Monday night at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. Council agenda here.

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