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â€œAll in all, weâ€™re really, really happy with how things have gone," says Howard Saffan, developer and principal of the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater.
Brothers Osborne have received five Academy of Country Music Awards, four Country Music Association Awards, and seven Grammy nominations.
Rumors of the existence of a new amphitheater in Bridgeport turn out to be true. â€œThis is the weirdest thing thatâ€™s ever happened to me...
HHC CEO Jeff Flaks said his organization was dedicated to â€œinvesting in this cityâ€™s revitalizationâ€ by partnering with the city, Mayor Joe Ganim and the venue.
Three concerts scheduled for the summer were shifted to other venues.
The venue has yet to announce an official opening date.
Developer Howard Saffan says â€œa combination of Murphyâ€™s Law and the weather" delayed the venue's opening by more than a year -- and that its original $15 million budget has been exceeded "dramatically."
Having broken ground in July 2018, the amphitheater â€“ originally scheduled to open this past spring, then this summer â€“ is now looking at a 2020 debut.
Among the questions still to be addressed is how the new concert venue will peacefully coexist with the Webster Bank Arena next door.
Based out of Stratford, the two-year-old chain now has four locations and will open two more in 2018.
Clients range from the University of Bridgeport and Donut Crazy to the Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.
Sold-out crowds are expected at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport when the city hosts the regional semi-finals and regional finals of the women's NCAA basketball tournament this Saturday and Monday.
The NHL lockout hasnâ€™t stopped the Islandersâ€™ lower-division affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, and the rest of the American Hockey League (AHL) from dropping the puck on what league executives expect to be a banner season.