Baseball Out, Concerts In As City Plans Revamp Of Stadium

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Bridgeport plans to convert a stadium currently housing its minor league baseball team into an outdoor venue for concerts.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says the city-owned stadium will be redeveloped into an amphitheater with a $15 million investment through a public-private partnership.

Frank Boulton, owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish, a member of the independent Atlantic League, says the team is proud of its 20-year run. The city declined to renew a contract with the team after it expired last season.

Developer Howard Saffan says the amphitheater will open in 2019 and will host 29 concerts annually.

A news conference to formally announced plans is scheduled for Thursday.

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