Nassau and Suffolk County legislators will gather at the Coliseum to try and urge the New York Islanders to return home to Uniondale.
After the recent meetings in Elmont and some other rumblings from Nassau and Suffolk politicians, there will be a meeting at Nassau Coliseum today according to Jared Smith of News 12. The Politicians now want the Isles to return.
There’s only one tiny issue here, and by tiny I mean major, these politicians are far too late. Where was this same uproar four years ago? Nobody said boo then but now suddenly they care so much to try to get the team back?
The Nassau Coliseum is no longer a suitable home to the Islanders. When it was being “redone” they shouldn’t have taken out seats, if anything they should’ve added more. There are more people on Long Island now than there were in the 1970’s when the place was belt anyway.
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This thing has become so far gone, it’s a joke honestly. At a 13,000 capacity, there’s no way the new version of the Coliseum will be able to hold an NHL team, it’s just not feasible.
Instead of trying to get the team back to the inhospitable Coliseum the focus should turn to further west down Hempstead Turnpike. Belmont Park seems like the most likely answer to this question.
First, you must iron out your arena issue, then you get John Tavares to re-sign. Once that happens the dysfunction levels can begin to settle down and the focus on being a championship level team can truly begin.
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