New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum Legislation Meeting Recap
Nassau and Suffolk County Legislators met at Nassau Coliseum to discuss the New York Islanders returning to Nassau. Here’s what you need to know.
Yesterday, while most of us were at work there was a meeting at the new Nassau Coliseum where politicians spoke trying to get the New York Islanders to return home. If you’re a frequent reader of the site you already know my feelings on this.
Yesterday I wrote how it’s too little too late and the Islanders are better off trying to relocate to Belmont Park where they can have a new arena that’s made for hockey.
So anyway if you missed the gathering you can catch it right here thanks to Jim Baumbach:
If you’d like to avoid the 28 minutes of lies and fake promises I’ll give you the full the recap.
Kevin Law claims the operators are willing to do whatever renovations it takes to bring the Islanders back. Where was this guy in 2013? Nobody was saying boo, back then but now that suddenly they’re gone and people aren’t happy about it the politicians want to be the “saviors” who brought the team back.
And what will all of this cost?
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Nobody knows the legislators failed to give an estimated cost of the extra renovations to add more seats to make this an appealing option for the Islanders and their fans.
As we’ve now discussed numerous times, the best hope for a stable solution is Belmont Park. The Islanders owners realize that and so do most of their fans.
Sure, nostalgia is most likely going to set in on September 17 when the Isles play a preseason game at the redone Coliseum but, for a full season the likelihood of the Coliseum being a permanent solution is slim to none.
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It’s sad, and hard to say, but it’s time to move. These lawmakers should’ve been doing this five years ago when something could’ve came from it. Now, it’s far too late.