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  1. Hartford Courant - The agency that oversees the city’s XL Center Thursday night *****ailed the budget adopted by the legislature last week as potentially setting the arena down the road to closure. The state budget authored by Republicans digs deeply into the annual subsidy the state pays to keep the arena operating, members of the Capital Region Development Authority said at their monthly meeting. The GOP budget that was adopted slashes $1.2 million from CRDA’s operating budget, cutting deeply into the **nds that would be used to close the gap at the XL Center. On top of that, the adopted budget includes a 10-percent admissions tax that also would pull revenue away from the arena. In the fiscal year that ended July 1, the XL Center earned revenues of $15.7 million with expenses of $17.3 million, a loss of $1.6 million. The $250 million project would come on top of $35 million in renovations in recent years to spruce up the arena to extend its life long enough to make a decision about its **ture. This summer, another $2 million was spent on a new ice-making system. Malloy had proposed $125 million in bonding over the current fiscal year and 2018-2019. The Democrats’ budget came close to that, at $115 million but the GOP budget that p*****ed cut that to zero.
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    pre-season NHL in Bridgeport

    I will be there this Friday, am now hearing word that the Mayor of New Haven will also be seated with Mayor Ganim at the game, and that officials from MGM might be at the game also, since they want to attract visitors from NYC to the Bridgeport MGM casino in the near **ture.
  3. BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - A new world-cl***** resort casino may be in the works for Bridgeport. MGM Resorts International announced plans on Monday for the development of MGM Bridgeport, which will be built at Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport. Representatives from the company said the project would bring in 7,000 jobs, $50 million in fees paid to the state, $8 million for Bridgeport and $4.5 million to surrounding communities. They said it would also generate more than $600 million in private investment and $430 million in new labor income. James Murren, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said the casino could be a major economic force. “This project can help to turn the economic tide of this state," Murren said. "We just need the political commitment to make it happen.” Right now, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, have exclusive rights when it comes to developing gambling sites in Connecticut. Murren said the new MGM casino would tap into the New York City market of 8.5 million people. The casino itself would boast 2,000 slot machines, 160 table games, a 700 seat theater, a 300 room hotel and retail and dining options.
  4. It is official, they expect the MGM Resort to be open in 30 months !!
  5. Mayor of Bridgeport spoke at the Press Conference Mayor of New Haven spoke at the Press Conference MGM is there, the Construction Union (green helmets) are there Meanwhile, back in Hartford, they are talking about Bankruptcy and they are stuck with an empty baseball stadium, that will sit there out in the snow empty for the next 7 months not being used. Bridgeport joining forces with New Haven, this is huge.
  6. New Haven Mayor Harp was at the Press Conference today, she is joining forces with Mayor Ganim for MGM in Bridgeport, this is huge.
  7. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– MGM will be announcing the development of a new casino in Bridgeport, the company said Monday. The principals of MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group will announce the plans for the development of MGM Bridgeport during a news conference. MGM says it will be a world-cl***** resort casino at Steelpointe Harbor. The casino and entertainment facility is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the state, as well as bring increased revenue to Bridgeport and surrounding communities. The casino will be **nded with private investment dollars.
  8. BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - A new world-cl***** resort casino is planned for Bridgeport. MGM Resorts International said it will announce plans on Monday for the development of MGM Bridgeport, which will be built at Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport. MGM said the planned casino and entertainment facility would result in thousands of jobs, increased revenue to the state and it would be **nded by private investments. The announcement is set for 11 a.m. at Steelpointe Harbor on Seaview Avenue. It said more details would be provided then.
  9. Just a few hours ago, the Arena has now cancelled all events for the next 4 days, until Thursday. The eye of the hurricane is still south of Tampa, and they have already cancelled all events for the next 4 days.
  10. Late developments this evening, the Tampa Fire Chief is now using language such as "our worst nightmare". Amphibious Military Vehicles are already on the streets of Tampa, residents are expecting to be 10 feet under water by Monday. The Tampa Bay Lightning organization has already moved to Nashville for the week, and the first Tampa Bay Lightning home game was scheduled only 1 week from now. Tampa Bay arena (Amelie Arena) is in the A-zone, it is expected to receive the worst of the flooding as it is sitting on a water channel to begin with, surrounded by water on all three sides. Amelie Arena is at the top of the map, shown below, it is a Red Zone, the Red Zone is to be impacted the most. The arena is already almost 25 years old, some are speculating it could be a complete loss.
  11. I was just on the phone with the National Weather Service office in Tampa Bay, they are fielding calls from the public, they have informed me that the Tampa Bay Lightning team has brought all personnel to Nashville, and with the Lightning only a week away now from their first home game in Tampa, I am expecting that game to be cancelled on Monday, as Tampa will be taking a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. Tampa Fire Chief is expecting a 13-foot water surge, and expects up to all of the city of Tampa under water.
  12. On Friday, the NHL commissioner reiterated his stance about the N*****au Coliseum not being viable as a permanent home for the Isles, and had this to say regarding a possible temporary residency there: “I don’t view it that way, certainly not now,” Bettman said. Bettman doesn’t think it makes sense for the Islanders to play even a small number of games at the renovated Coliseum, which now has a 13,000-person capacity for hockey. “My gut reaction is it’s not a viable option,” he said. Also, keep your eyes on the hurricane, the hurricane is going on the west side of Florida, it is going to pound Tampa, and the first home game for the Lightning is only 10 days away.
  13. The NFL is already cancelling football games in Florida for this weekend. Most of South Florida is in a state of emergency, National Guard is already on the roads, toll booths are not in effect, and FEMA/DHS is in contact with major sports leagues. Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will instead be played there in Week 11 on Sunday, November 19, the NFL announced today
  14. If the green track holds true, the track that worried league officials, that is the track that would most likely prevent the entire hockey season being played in Tampa Bay.
  15. http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/276879738-story August 28th, 2017 - Tampa Fox 13 TAMPA (FOX 13) - Hurricane Harvey swamped entire neighborhoods around Houston, leading to rooftop evacuations that echoed Hurricane Katrina. The unceasing rain turned highways into boat channels and left thousands of families to sleep in gas stations or trudge through waist-high water to get to a shelter. "We are seeing catastrophic flooding,” National Weather Service director Louis Uccellini warned. “You couldn't draw this situation up,” FEMA director Brock Long offered. But it could have been as bad -- if not worse -- if a hurricane like Harvey struck the Tampa Bay area. A University of South Florida study once showed that if a major hurricane hit north Pinellas County, MacDill Air Force Base could get swamped in 13 feet of water. Thousands of homes in Tampa would see the same kind of flooding we've seen in Houston. In fact, the Boston-based research firm KCC ranked Tampa Bay as the most vulnerable part of the country. The Washington Post recently picked up on that, but we've seen other studies that have been telling us that for years. Ten years ago, the Pinellas property appraiser developed simulations for the county. After a Category 1 hurricane, much of Dunedin is under water, while Redington Shores gets it from both sides. And when you bump it up to a Category 2 hurricane, most of Redington Shores gets flooded, Dunedin gets swamped, and flooding sweeps to the Bayfront Tower in St. Petersburg. Move up to a Category 3 storm and it takes out 4th Street in St. Pete, while Old Southeast would be reduced to rooftops. The model shows a Category 4 storm floods the interstate and Tropicana Field. A Category Five turns the whole downtown blue, as much of the interstate and other major streets go under water -- just as we've seen this week in Texas. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council also worked up a model for a Category 5 storm. Beyond the flood damage, it projected wind damage would wipe out nearly a half-million homes and businesses. Tampa Bay has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921.