When the Islanders come up in conversation most people who have a clue about the NHL usually mention one of two things: rebuilding or no building. Jack Capuano appears to be just about winning.
The task force assigned to figure out how to plan a future for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum fell apart last week.
There have been disagreements and there has been confusion over the mission of the task force assembled to tackle the future of the arena that is home to the New York Islanders.
A group of developers, business leaders and community planners is proposing a privately financed redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and its surrounding 77-acre property.
If the Islanders can’t stay in Nassau County, where will they go? Barclays Center developer and Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner hopes they’ll continue to skate right here in New York. Specifically, Brooklyn.
The words flowed like the lyrics of your favorite song. “I believe in this organization and this hockey team.” John Tavares issued that battle cry on Thursday right after signing a new six-year, $33-million extension with the Islanders.
Charles Wang said he has two goals for the Islanders: winning the NHL’s Stanley Cup and staying in their hometown.
Ed Mangano said he will seek new ideas and bids from New York Islanders owner Charles Wang and any other private developer.
Yesterday the residents of Nassau County voted down a $400 million referendum that would have covered the cost to erect a new Nassau Coliseum, the home of the New York Islanders…
Long Islanders have officially had their say on the future of Nassau Coliseum and the New York Islanders. It looks like they don’t want either.
In an 11th hour push to get Nassau County residents to vote yes on a new coliseum, Brian Rosenberg of the Long Island Restaurant Association staged a pep rally for the cause at Lido Beach.
Nassau County residents will have a shot to keep “New York” on the jerseys of the Islanders Monday. Franchise owner Charles Wang wants to get the message out there: vote “no” and the team may just be forced to pack up and leave.
The future of professional sports in Nassau County is likely riding on a public referendum on Monday, and both sides are making a full court press.
Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.
On August 1, the people of Nassau County will vote on whether to borrow $400 million to build a new sports and entertainment complex that would include a modernized home for the New York Islanders.