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.