Bridgeport OKs baseball stadium to amphitheater transformation

November 08, 2017 05:11PM

The Bridgeport City Council voted in favor of a plan turning the city’s minor league outdoor ballpark into a concert venue. Local developer Howard Saffan and entertainment company Live Nation say they will bring a minimum of 20 major acts to the renovated venue beginning in 2019 after installing an “iconic tensile roof” that will protect the space from rain. The developer and the city will split the estimated $15 million renovation cost to the city-owned venue. The Bridgeport Bluefish had called the 5,000-seat Harbor Yard ballpark home since 1998 but are moving to North Carolina. [CT Post]