Found August 15, 2013 on Brooklyn Balling:
With the Coliseum's main tenant, the New York Islanders, moving to the Barclays Center in a few years, the Ratner renovation plan will allow for an American Hockey League team to make the Coliseum its new home, in addition to having the Nets and Islanders play there a few times per season as well Even before the NBA season starts, the Nets have already beaten the Knicks at something: Winning the bid for the renovation of Long Island's Nassau Coliseum. Defeating the Madison Square Garden Company in a long and drawn-out bidding war, Nets co-owner Bruce Ratner's Forest City Ratner company now has the exclusive right to re-develop the New York Islanders' soon-to-be-old stomping ground to make the historical space more amenable to concerts, a variety of sporting events, and other family-friendly options. Although the renovation is by no means immediately starting, the possibility of a hastened Islander exit from Long Island could mean a sooner beginni...

The Islanders’ arena will finally be renovated…The year the team relocates to Brooklyn

Even before Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar bought the New York Islanders in 2000 (think: since the "Fishstick" jerseys and John Spano in the mid-90's), the New York Islanders were embroiled in a battle to renovate the Nassau Coliseum, and thoughout the Wang era, whether it was through Wang's "Lighthouse Project" or various referendums, the Islanders were...

Islanders Five Key Questions

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong 1. What does the new division mean? This year the season returns to the full 82 games. With the NHL restructuring the conference alignment, the Islanders have been placed in the Metropolitan division along with the Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Capitals and Penguins. This means that they will play 30 games this season against...

Forest City Enterprises gets $229M NY arena job

A decade-long effort to renovate an aging and dilapidated suburban New York sports arena moved a step closer to fruition on Thursday when officials chose the company that recently opened Brooklyn's Barclays Center to redevelop the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and its surrounding 77-acre property. The selection of Nassau Events Center, LLC over the Madison Square Garden...

Isles ‘unlikely’ to leave for Brooklyn early

Despite NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s wish that the New York Islanders leave for Brooklyn after the 2013-14 NHL season one year earlier than their move to the Barclays Center was originally planned it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen. “It’s highly unlikely” said developer Bruce Ratner Friday one day after his group won the bid to renovate Nassau Veterans Memorial...

Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head in New Metropolitan Division: New York Islanders

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) There was a time not too long ago when a spring breeze would sweep through Uniondale past Nassau Coliseum, carrying with it echoes of Nystrom and Trottier and Billy Smith. And then the breeze would pass and the decades-old roars would fade, leaving nothing but acres of pavement and a silent arena in its wake. The spring of 2013 was different. Tailgaters...
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