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Entries Tagged as 'Jim Koplik'

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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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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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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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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