UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The former home of the New York Islanders officially has a new name as the venue undergoes renovations.
New York Community Bank bought the naming rights to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.
It will be called the “Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank” when it reopens next spring.
Some Nassau County residents said it’s too long.
“I just want to remember the Nassau Coliseum,” one man said.
Officials with the company overseeing the project said the bank also bought the naming rights to the arena’s future retail and entertainment district.
The 77-acre plaza will include shops, restaurants, a movie theater and a nightclub. It will be known as “NYCB Live.”
The cost of the naming rights and the length of the agreement weren’t immediately released.
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