Epistles to Bridgeport II: amphitheater ultimatum

The City Council’s contracts committee takes up the Harbor Yard amphitheater tomorrow night. As Brian Lockhart reports, the Sound Tigers aren’t waiting for that:

(Islanders owner Jon) Ledecky (in August) hinted at legal action. On Monday his vice president, Jay Itzkowitz, issued by letter a specific ultimatum: Approve the deal with (amphitheater developer Howard) Saffan — who was the Tigers’ president until 2015 — and the team will terminate its contract “rendering the arena vacant” and seek monetary damages based on “the remaining 14 years (with extension) of the operating agreement.”

Read Brian for more background and timeline.

Michael Fornabaio