Newsday: Ratner to play key role in Coliseum's future
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11-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Beach & Mtn & Island
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To many conspiracy theories here.
Re-read the article.
Ratner became re-interested after the Islanders decided to leave.
In other words the area will be easier to develop without having to accommodate the team. Which does seem very logical.
"Saving" the NVMC is nothing more than saying the right thing publicly.
Chances are greater than not that the HUB will be developed without any kind of venue.
Developers build what sells.
They'll build a minor league venue - holds 6-8k seats with some luxury boxes. Enough to hold concerts and disney on ice type things to appease the 'burbanites that they don't have to go to NYC for such things besides radio city, the circus, broadway show, and a rangers game, and oh, and the Turkey parade.
Also, a smaller arena means an easier sell on the impact to the area/land - if it's smaller than the coliseum, than it must automatically draw/attract less traffic than the much bigger coliseum.
Boot strap some strip malls on it and whalla, LI'ers are happy.
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