Sunday, June 26, 2016

For third time, Nassau Coliseum re-opening date moved back, now to April 2017

I've previously reported on how the projected December 2016 re-opening date for the Nassau Coliseum--being renovated by a consortium originally led by Forest City Ratner, now principally owned by Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim--was pushed back to "early 2017" and then March 2017.

Last night Newsday reported:
When renovated Nassau Coliseum re-opens in April, 2017, major boxing events will be as big a part of the programming as six annual visits by the Islanders. Brett Yormark, who is CEO of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, which will operate the Coliseum, made the announcement Saturday night.
Yormark outlined an ambitious plan to expand Brooklyn Boxing,
As far as I know, that was the first mention of the new opening date, and the continued delay was not mentioned. If it was the first mention, that was a successful example of public relations-as-distraction: the "news" of boxing at the Coliseum crowds out any scrutiny of the delay.

Didn't a Brooklyn journalist once write "Nassau must be wary about plans for Coliseum"?

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