Originally written on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 8/15/13
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 beginning to the massiv...
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