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.
Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration is under a tight timeline for approval with the current group of 20 council members. A new legislative body, with a number of new faces, will be seated the first week of December following the Nov. 7 general election.
For the full council to approve the agreement it must be voted out of committee in time for the next regularly scheduled meeting the eve of the election Nov. 5, or in lieu of that a special meeting later that month.
In August, Live Nation concert promoter Jim Koplik and Saffan announced a partnership to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a $15 million weatherproof boutique amphitheater seating upwards of 8,000 for a six-month annual season projected to start spring of 2019.