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Bridgeport City Council overwhelmingly approves Harbor Yard pact

The 18-2 vote paves the way for the city to spend $7.5 million in a public-private partnership that will transform the baseball stadium into a music amphitheater.

Bridgeport City Council committee approves Harbor Yard Amphitheater project

The proposed Harbor Yard Amphitheater is scheduled to open 2019 and will be converted into a weather-proof venue hosting between 50 and 75 events annually.

Bridgeport Bluefish moving to North Carolina

The minor league baseball team expects to open the 2019 season in a $30 million stadium being built in High Point, North Carolina.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers roar disapproval on Harbor Yard project

Owner Joe Ladecky called for the city to reconsider the project, adding that “if the city accepts the proposal, the Sound Tigers will be forced to exercise all of their rights under the operating agreement.”

Bluefish out, music in at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard

The city of Bridgeport will retain ownership of the site, which Mayor Joe Ganim said would be redeveloped in a $15 million project through a public/private partnership.

Putting the chichi in stadium chow

Even as CEO Des Hague concocts a leveraged buyout of Centerplate, his chefs are leveraging creativity to the hilt in the Stamford giant’s kitchens.

Freimuth enters the ‘bump and grind’ of Hartford

Stamford’s former economic director Michael Freimuth will get an up close look at the “bump and grind” at the intersection of state and municipal development.

Centerplate preps LBO

Backed by Olympus Partners, Centerplate CEO Des Hague is organizing a management-led buyout of the concessions giant.

Freimuth to head Hartford development

Former Stamford economic development director Michael Freimuth has been hired to head the new Capitol Region Development Authority.