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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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Narrow Window For Outgoing City Council To Approve Amphitheater Plan

October 6th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If the current City Council is to approve the Ganim administration’s proposal to convert the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a concert amphitheater backed by a partnership of Live Nation and Howard Saffan who operates SportsCenter of Connecticut, it will have one remaining meeting in November, unless a special meeting called. A new council with new […]

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Bluefish Reel In Final Season

September 17th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sometimes fans don’t know how to say hello until it’s time to say goodbye. Just about everything has a shelf life and after 20 years the Bridgeport Bluefish on Sunday played their last game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the first three years an average attendance of roughly 4,500 per game, but in recent […]

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Saffan Touts ‘Dream Come True’ For Amphitheater–Koplik: City To Become Music Center Of Fairfield County

August 10th, 2017 · 95 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring it Bridgeport’s emergence as the center of music entertainment in Fairfield County, Connecticut’s top concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation and SportsCenter of Connecticut, leader Howard Saffan joined Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday afternoon on McLevy Green Downtown to announce a partnership to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a $15 million weather-proof boutique amphitheater seating upwards of 8,000 for […]

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Bluefish Baseball Benched For Music Amphitheater, Koplik: Great Artists For Bridgeport

August 8th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, after a 20-year run, has been benched for a music amphitheater whose promoters expect to produce 25 concerts in a six-month season opening in the spring of 2019 following a $15 million renovation of the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday that major concert promoter Live […]

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