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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Nassau Coliseum Exit Poll

Monday, August 01, 2011

Nassau County voters head to the polls today to vote on a $400 million plan for a new stadium for the Islanders to replace aging Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Nassau County residents, call in at 11:25 a.m. or leave your comment here. Tell us how you will vote in today's referendum vote and why.

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Comments [4]

Matt

Man, if Ralph from Farmingdale is against it, so should everyone.

But, seriously, when you dangle "jobs" in front of people - the same people who are voting, do you really think they're envisioning being a concession stand vendor while skipping towards the courthouse, or wherever the vote's taking place?

Aug. 01 2011 11:48 AM
Cynthia from long island

So sick of subsidizing wealthy people. The Islanders and their management should show some support of the people of Nassau county who have supported them all these years and put their money into the area! We shouldn't have to support them any more than we do already through high ticket prices for games and concerts.

Aug. 01 2011 11:48 AM
Ken from Little Neck

I'm not a county resident, so my opinion doesn't matter for much, but I'm encouraging my parents and grandparents there to vote no. The bottom line is that it's been long settled that giving public subsidies for a sports area is a bad deal for the localities. The team makes a tremendous profit and whatever jobs and taxes it creates come nowhere near recovering the initial payout.

Aug. 01 2011 11:47 AM
David from West Hempstead

"Stadiums create jobs" is a lie, it rarely ever works, and we should stop throwing money at it.

Aug. 01 2011 11:37 AM

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