Bridgeport Bluefish Leave The Ballpark at Harbor Yard
The Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team have left, and ended their time at their home field of The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. after their contract expired this year, and entertainment company Live Nation’s bid to make the space available for concerts in an amphitheater-style setting was selected over the Bluefish’s continuation of a ballpark atmosphere. The venue will now have to be re-done to fit this environment.
Bridgeport, one of the major cities in Connecticut that is also known for the smoke stacks image, video and reference in the Simpson’s television show still has other sports that Bluefish fans, and other fans, can enjoy in the National Hockey League’s (NHL), New York Islander’s ice hockey farm team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ice hockey team at Webster Bank Arena also known as The Arena at Harbor Yard, and various NCAA college basketball games, or other sports, and organizations that want to use the space for events such as preseason Islander games, and the production of the Disney on Ice Frozen Tour.
The Webster Bank Arena-Arena at Harbor Yard venue even attracts people from all over the state of Connecticut, and the Greater New York City region, especially for Sound Tigers ice hockey games.
It is not known if where, and when the Bridgeport Bluefish will make their new home ballpark, or if they have left the city of Bridgeport Conn., and the world of Baseball for good, but the memories of their 20 years in the city will surely live on forever.
The Bluefish ended their final season as we know it with 35-35, and 76-64 records respectively, their last game being a 9-2 defeat to the Somerset Patriots Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
The Bluefish also played in the Atlantic League, a league that has players who later join professional baseball teams in Major League Baseball. Some players have also played on Major League Baseball teams before stints on an Atlantic League Professional Baseball team, and then heading back to the Major League Baseball team that they were on before they went to an Atlantic League Professional Baseball team, or were making a comeback in their baseball career after being injured with whichever injury, or injuries they had depending on how many they had, and what the player’s situation was.
The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball currently consists of The Bridgeport Bluefish, their future of which depends on what their future holds although they have ended their reign at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, and possibly the sport of Baseball as previously mentioned, the Somerset Patriots, Lancaster Barnstormers, Long Island Ducks, New Britain Bees, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters and the York Revolution.