Developers who are renovating the Nassau Coliseum have removed the arena’s old seats, gutted the entranceway and removed extensive amounts of asbestos, but say it will take until March 2017 to reopen the arena, three months later than originally planned.Also note:
[Nassau County Executive Ed] Mangano said Wednesday that the six Islanders games would “provide an outlet for our Long Island fans to view their favorite team right here. . . . And who knows what the future holds?”Indeed, as I've reported, the team renovating the Coliseum has consistently overhyped the certainty of the Islanders' return, which won't be decided until the arena reopens.
But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the games are not a done deal.
The ghost of the New York Islanders hung over Nassau Coliseum Tuesday, as representatives from Nassau County and Nassau Events Center, the firm renovating the arena, took reporters on a tour of the work they've done so far.Also see Newsday video here, Inside Nassau Coliseum's renovations.