Council Approves Amphitheater Plan for Connecticut’s Biggest City
More music to entertain you in Connecticut. The city of Bridgeport is making new plans for their stadium space.
When Sept. 17 came around this year it marked the end of a 20 year run of professional baseball in Bridgeport Connecticut. The Bridgeport Bluefish sadly were done. The team's contract was coming to an end and Mayor Joseph Ganim chose to not renew the team's deal. Seems he and other legislators had decided it was time to move forward with a new idea for the space in Harbor Yard.
In a story from ctpost.com the Bridgeport City Council has given their approval to a proposal that looks to convert the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a music amphitheater. The council just authorized Mayor Ganim to make a deal with developer Howard Saffan to create the music venue.
Another opportunity to enjoy fantastic music out under the stars in Connecticut would be a welcome thing for thousands of music lovers. But it appears as if moving ahead won't necessarily be smooth sailing.
According to ctpost.com a big stumbling block is the Sound Tigers hockey team. They are under contract with the city to run the sports and entertainment arena next door to where the amphitheater would be. They have threatened legal action saying this new venue will pose competition.
Remains to be seen whether you'll ever be swaying to incredible music in the Spring of 2019, which is the proposed date of opening.
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