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Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Nassau Coliseum Referendum Voted Down; Islanders Likely Gone

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.

08/01/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Is Seen From Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Public Vote Monday On $400M Nassau Coliseum Renovation Project

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.

07/29/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Both Sides Try To Set Tone Ahead Of Nassau Coliseum Renovation Vote

Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.

07/28/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen in Uniondale, NY - Nov 8, 2002 - Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Nassau Coliseum Debate At Fever Pitch Ahead Of Next Week’s Vote

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.

07/27/2011

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (file / credit: Nassau County Comptroller)

Nassau County Comptroller Might Back New $400 Million Sports Complex

George Maragos says he supports development of the county hub, but he’s not ready to endorse the $400 million sports and entertainment complex proposal going to a referendum – at least, not yet.

07/21/2011

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen in Uniondale, NY - Nov 8, 2002 - Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

NIFA Says Property Tax Increase Likely If Nassau Coliseum Referendum Approved

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority said if voters approve the $400 million plan to renovate the coliseum, it would result in a 3.5 to 4 percent property tax increase.

07/14/2011

Charles Wang (2L) and Ed Mangano (2R) hold a news conference at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Islanders Reach Tentative Deal To Stay In Nassau County Until 2045

The lease agreement would keep the Islanders in Nassau County through the year 2045.

06/22/2011

Rally in support of the Nassau Coliseum plan outside the Nassau Legislature Building in Mineola on May 24, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Gather In Mineola In Support Of Nassau Coliseum Plan

Several hundred union members, construction workers and Islanders fans gathered to implore the Nassau County legislature to approve a plan to replace the aging Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

05/24/2011

Nassau Coliseum

Nassau Coliseum: Old? Yes; Hockey Graveyard? Hardly

There is something positive to be said about Nassau Coliseum. It’s antiquated for sure, but when it is the stage for meaningful hockey you will forget all about what it doesn’t provide.

WFAN–03/08/2011

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