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March 14, 2012

Nassau Passes Over 10,000 Seat Arena

At tonight's state of the county Ed Mangano announced the winner of the two proposals for the Mitchell Fields Development.  He decided to by pass the proposal by the Rough Riders soccer team that offer the county a 3,000 seat outdoor arena and a 10,000 seat arena/convent center.  Instead he selected:

Mangano also disclosed that Nassau Sports and Events LLC has won a bid to build a 105,000-square-foot exposition center at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale . The plan calls for multipurpose fields, basketball and volleyball courts, a rock-climbing wall, a laser tag area and a fitness center.
This may not be much, but by not selecting the proposal that could offer a smaller replacement for the Nassau Coliseum it seems like Magano is holding out hope that the county will keep the Islanders.


  1. Is that what you read into this? Because what I read from the facts presented is that THERE ARE NO DEVELOPERS WANTING TO BUILD A NEW COLISEUM ON THE HUB!

    And Mangano, in his infinite wisdom has basically caved to a proposal that is analogous to what Nassau already has in the next open parcel of land, which is Eisenhower Park. The park currently has everything in this bid except for the rockl climbing wall.

    Oh gee! A rock climbing wall - hold your breath citizens of Nassau County!!! The Islanders are done, and are going down in a pathetic vapor without some real action by fans.

  2. I agree with you 100%, and suggest fans put pressure on the politicians to expand the zoning to a point where developers would be interested in it with an arena. I think the only way the Isles are going be saves in Nassau is a smaller version of the lighthouse that would be profitable.