BRIDGEPORT, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Mohegan Sun has sealed the deal on an exclusive partnership to bring live entertainment such as concerts and sports events, as well as sponsorship deals to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.
“This is an exciting day as two of the strongest entertainment venues in the state join forces,” said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE). “We have had an open relationship with Webster Bank Arena for years and this agreement is a further extension of the long-term partnership we look forward to having with them.”
The agreement comes as Bridgeport is becoming an increasingly competitive market for Live Entertainment. Mohegan Sun competitor MGM seeks approval to open a casino property that includes a concert venue aimed at attracting “A-list” performers to the city.
As well, Live Nation is also active in the market and in August, signed a deal with the city to convert the former Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball Park into an amphitheater to be operated by the promoter giant. The new shed is expected to be opened for the 2019 season.
“We are thrilled to have a true partnership with the premiere gaming and entertainment facility in Connecticut,” New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers Owner Jon Ledecky said. “Mohegan Sun will help secure concerts that will appeal to the local community, as well as become a visible sponsor in our first-class arena. This multi-year agreement is just the beginning of a long-term marriage and is fantastic news for the supporters of the Webster Bank Arena and the City of Bridgeport.”
“As a venue consultant to the Webster Bank Arena and the New York Islanders, we are excited to assist the organization in its pursuit to provide world-class facilities and events for its patrons and fans,” Co-Chairman of Oakview Alliance, Peter Luukko said.
The 10,000-seat Webster Bank Arena is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment.