UNCASVILLE, Conn. (December 6, 2017) - Webster Bank Arena announced today an exclusive partnership with Mohegan Sun. The three year, multiple-level agreement involves concerts, sporting events and sponsorships is effective immediately.
“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.”
Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board said that, “Today's announcement is more than just a partnership with the Webster Bank Arena. It's a demonstration of our commitment to bringing tourism to all of Connecticut, not just the southeastern corner. It is a commitment to Bridgeport, a city rich in history and culture, to help with the growth and rebirth of the Park City.”
Brown added that, “While we may be expanding our footprint across the country and internationally, our headquarters are and will always remain here. Connecticut is our home.”
“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.
Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT is home to the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the top ranked venues within the world Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of the Year” at the Country Music Awards three times within the last nine years and was voted “Arena of the Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas among several others.
About Mohegan Sun:
Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.
About Webster Bank Arena:
Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30x16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team's inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University's men's hockey program and Fairfield University's men's basketball team. The Arena's success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena's Facebook and Twitter pages.