The New York Islanders plan to formally submit a proposal to build a new arena on vacant land next to Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters Friday.
Not until the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum closed for more than a year to undergo extensive renovations did many Long Islanders realize how much they had taken the Uniondale arena for granted.
Nearly two years after the 'Old Barn' shuttered its doors, officials celebrated the refurbished 13,900-seat 'NYCB Live' Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
These New York sports legends and others gathered at NYIT-Old Westbury this week to bring attention to the massive scale of head injuries in sports.
Officials smashed a wall with sledgehammers to celebrate the start of the work.
Civic leaders are trying to reclaim an area they say was usurped by planners years ago.
Renovations are expected to begin this August after Billy Joel plays the arena's last concert.