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Nassau County Executive also not optimistic about the Nassau Coliseum's future

In the wake of influential Long Island newspaper Newsday's editorial exhortation to demolish the Nassau Coliseum, now comes amNY with EXCLUSIVE: County Executive Blakeman says ‘it would be difficult to keep Nassau Coliseum in its present form’, published 7/21/22:
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman told amNewYork in an exclusive interview Thursday that it would be “difficult” to keep the Nassau Coliseum — the former home of the New York Islanders — “in its present form.”
Thouth the Coliseum still hosts "the NBA G-League’s Long Island Nets, the New York Riptide of the National Lacrosse League, and the occasional concert," nothing is scheduled until October 1--despite the recent renovation that downsized the arena. 

That left it vulnerable to what  Blakeman called "tremendous competition," especially the New York Islander's new home in nearby Elmont, UBS Arena. From the article:
Blakeman, who is in the first year of his term as county executive, and his administration are having ongoing conversations about the Nassau Hub with site developer Scott Rechler and Coliseum building operator Nick Mastroianni. He admitted that there are “some plans” on the table that are being reviewed.
In other words, they can make more money another way. Also intriguing is a teased announcement about a partnership between Nassau County and the G-League Nets, which could mean--who knows--a residency at another venue.