A news conference morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano called Forest City Ratner’s proposal the “best opportunity for Nassau County” at a Thursday press conference.
Jay-Z, the Yankees and developer Bruce Ratner all joined forces to come up with one of those plans. Ratner joined us on The Couch alongside Randy Levine, president of the New York Yankees to talk about their idea for overhauling the event venue.
The $12 million, 32,300-square-foot space features two rides, a miniature Lego city, a 4-D theater and a play-zone for kids.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has announced his push for the Coliseum to be rebuilt into a state of the art sports and entertainment complex.
To the fair-weather fan or perhaps the former Islanders players who did not follow the storylines, it seems a travesty that Nassau County has lost its hockey team. To just about everyone else paying attention, going to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.
Goodbye, Nassau. Hello, Brooklyn. The Islanders will become the borough’s second professional sports franchise when they move to Barclays Center in 2015.
Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.
The Brooklyn Nets’ new arena has been a long time coming.
According to an NHL source, Islanders owner Charles Wang will use the new developer aspects in Nassau County to put more pressure on the Barclays Center for a good deal. Things are starting to happen.
Brooklyn Nets minority owner and Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner told the New York Daily News that he wants to bring the New York Islanders to Brooklyn and have them play in the Barclays Center.
Even though it doesn’t open until September 28, Ratner feels it’s already a success. Events are booked for more than 200 nights.
The 10-time Grammy award winning artists was raised in Flatbush and graduated Erasmus Hall High School.
The developer and owner of Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center believes his state-of-the-art facility can hold hockey for more than just a passing game or two.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the new arena means more jobs, economic growth and more tax revenue.