Latest Nassau Coliseum Plan Nixed

UNIONDALE, NY (WCBS 880) – The latest plan for the future of the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum has been shelved.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

There have been disagreements and confusion over the mission of the task force assembled to tackle the future of the arena that is home to the New York Islanders.

One member of the task force even wants to get out.

The disarray comes less than a week after the unveiling of the over $346 billion coliseum blueprint that task force members can’t seem to agree on.

Task force chariman Alan Eidler tells Newsday that individual members will now instead submit their own ideas directly to county executive Ed Mangano.

The task force had hoped to come up with a plan to have an increase in seating from 15,000/16,000 to about 20,000/21,000, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported last week.

Islanders owner Charles Wang has said that without a new or updated arena, he will likely take his team elsewhere.

What do you think should be done about the Nassau Coliseum? Let us know below…

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  • Lawn-Guy Land

    Why not just bill all the costs to New York City residents? Long Islanders are the REAL New Yorkers, so they should pay for our construction boondoggles.

  • MCK

    The new arena in Brooklyn was not built to accommodate hockey games!

  • G

    If Wang moves the Islanders, it won’t be far. Probably to Suffolk, Queens or Barclay Center. He’s be a fool to move them out of the New York sports market. This whole talk about moving them to Kansas City would NEVER work. Once he moves them out of Nassau and the Colisuem closes, all those voters who thought their taxes would go up by voting ‘Yes’ will now see their taxes go up just as much anyway just to make up for lost revenue.

  • xr

    With all the problems we;’re experiencing throughout the country I find it hard to care about the future of the Nassau Coliseum or this owner and his pro hockey team. If he wants a new stadium badly enough build it with your own money or simply move to another venue that you feel is more appropriate for your underwhelming team.

  • VY

    Let him move the team to the new Brooklyn Nets Arena. Nassau is too broke and too over taxed to afford anything like this.

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