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‘Dream’ For ‘Iconic’ Amphitheater Breaks Ground

July 12th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim, Live Nation concert promoter Jim Koplik and developer Howard Saffan broke ground Thursday on a $15 million warm-weather amphitheater whose boutique tensile roof more than 100 feet high will change the face of the Downtown/South End just off I-95. The venue, replacing the ballpark at Harbor Yard, will seat roughly 5,500 and […]

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Bada Bing In The ‘Port–Breuer And Diceman Cometh To New Comedy Club Downtown

April 20th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

No longer must you attend a City Council meeting for a good laugh in Bridgeport. Vinnie Brand‘s Stress Factory comedy club celebrates its grand opening May 2, followed by a number of funny people on tap in the initial weeks including Jim Breuer, Gary Owen and Andrew Dice Clay. Bada bing!

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Design Of Amphitheater Unveiled–Groundbreaking Promised Within Two Months

March 28th, 2018 · 32 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Jordan Grice, CT Post: Fairfield County’s newest concert venue at the former Bridgeport Bluefish stadium is on track to open in the spring of 2019. Updated story here.

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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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