Will UConn Play Hoops In Bridgeport?

From the Hartford Courant:

Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday that UConn is in the preliminary stages of negotiations with both Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard Arena and the Mohegan Sun Arena to play men’s and women’s basketball games at both venues, as soon as the upcoming season.

UConn is interested in moving several games in an effort to expand its brand and allow fans in other areas a chance to see the teams play. A majority, if not all of the games moved to the other sites, would come from the allotment of the XL Center.

Mohegan Sun officials, including CEO Mitchell Etess and Sun general manager Chris Sienko, refused comment when approached about the matter on Tuesday.

One of the sources indicated that Bridgeport’s viability was the “more advanced and most viable” of the two in terms of immediacy, but stressed that it was far too early to say what might happen.

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