Islanders Owner Tapped to Help Redevelop Nassau Coliseum
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The hockey team owner who has decided to move the Islanders from Long Island to Brooklyn is to play a role in revamping the team's old home, the Nassau Coliseum.
Nassau County executive Ed Mangano says Islanders owner Charles Wang and Barclays developer Bruce Ratner will be part of a team that will devise a plan to develope the 77-acre site into a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination.
Earlier attempts to revamp the 40-year-old Coliseum failed, prompting Wang's decision to move the team to Barclays when their lease expires in 2015.