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Entries Tagged as 'Webster Bank Arena'

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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A Majestic Development Plan For Downtown, Ganim: Main Street’s Bookends Of Progress Coming Together

June 20th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring “We don’t look at what it is, we look at what we want it to be,” the managing partner of the Manhattan-based commercial real estate firm Exact Capital Group joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials Monday afternoon to announce a $400 million redevelopment of the shuttered and nostalgic Poli and Majestic theaters Downtown […]

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State Leaders Join Ganim To Tout Legislative Achievements

June 15th, 2017 · 12 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Flanked by legislative and business leaders, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday highlighted successes from the recently completed session of the General Assembly including approval to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability, a thermal loop green energy project for Downtown and mixed martial arts and boxing matches for the Webster Bank Arena. See video above from news […]

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Why Steve Stafstrom Is More Focused Than Joe Ganim–Priorities

June 12th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The first thing Mayor Joe Ganim should have done at the end of the state legislative session is explain what it means to the state’s largest city. How did the city benefit, if any? If it did not benefit explain why? Nope, Joe just assumed everyone will figure it out, right? That’s not how it […]

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City Council’s Fight Competition, Here Comes Mixed Martial Arts

June 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

And you think the best fights are at City Council meetings. Forget that, mixed martial arts and professional boxing are coming soon to the Webster Bank Arena. For some, MMA is a bloody kick in the teeth, but other legislators argue it’s a kick start to the local economy.

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Moore Opposes City Slots, Extreme Fighting Approved

June 6th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Led by State Senator Marilyn Moore’s opposition, a sweetener bill to add slots into state parimutuel facilities including one in Bridgeport is apparently dead, replaced by a demand by urban legislators to back mixed-martial arts in exchange for approving a third state casino in East Windsor operated by a joint venture of Connecticut’s tribal nations. MMA […]

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Ganim Pitches Driverless Car Technology For Downtown

May 6th, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim envisions Downtown as a start-up test center for autonomous vehicles. In a letter to the tri-chairs of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee, Ganim is pitching designated lanes Downtown for the testing process that would include installation of transponders. Where could this be done? Water Street?

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City Pushes Downtown North Progress

May 5th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A new development team has joined Bridgeport’s collection of Downtown North properties, a key revitalization of Main Street long in need of a brighter face. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is scheduling a tour of the buildings including the rehab of Harral Security Wheeler, a mixed-use complex with 70 apartments, a rooftop patio, fitness center, and retail space. […]

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