Newsday: Ratner to play key role in Coliseum's future
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11-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Long Island
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Developer Bruce Ratner, who built the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, is going to try to do what others have failed to do: figure out how to create a competitive sports and entertainment arena at the 77-acre Nassau Coliseum site in Uniondale, sources familiar with the situation said.
Ratner will advise the county on what to do with the arena itself, the sources said. He will come up with a plan in 2013 to increase the arena's viability and allow it to compete for shows, concerts and other events.
That is an interesting quote. To me that sounds like they are going to build a venue to replace the coliseum. If that is the case, is that Nassau's way of trying to lure back the Islanders in 25 years?
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