Nassau Coliseum development bidders interested in returning a National Lacrosse League team to the building
It looks like the National Lacrosse League may be returning to New York. IL Indoor has learned that three of the four groups bidding to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum have talked to the league about putting an NLL team in the building. Newsday reported last Thursday that Nassau County received bids from four developers with the intent to “transform the 40-year-old Nassau Coliseum into an arena capable of attracting top concert acts and sporting events while generating millions of dollars in new revenue for Nassau County.”
There hasn’t been an NLL team in the Nassau Coliseum on a full-time basis since the New York Saints were there from 1989-2003. The New York Titans did play half of their home games in the arena in their inaugural season of 2007.
According to Newsday, the bidders are Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner, the Madison Square Garden Company, Edward Blumenfeld and New York Sports LLC. The New York Islanders will leave the Coliseum for the Barclays Center when their lease ends in 2015, and the four developers are bidding to transform the fading arena and give it new life with new tenants. READ MORE »