Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Succeeding an air force base on the Hempstead Plains, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum debuted in 1972 as Long Island's foremost sports and entertainment mecca. Its first tenants were a mediocre basketball team and expansion hockey club. Both appeared unlikely to foster a winning attitude, yet soon emerged as champions. Julius qDr. J.q Erving dunked the New York Nets to two titles, and the Islanders launched a star-studded Stanley Cup dynasty. Over the decades, the coliseum has also hosted presidents, legendary musicians, the NHL All-Star Game, and WrestleMania 2. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum chronicles, for the first time ever, the history of a suburban arena that has often garnered the national spotlight.WWE star John Cena exults during a aquot;parking lot brawlaquot; at the Great American Bash on July 20, 2008. In the annals of the coliseum, Cena stuffed his challenger, John aquot;Bradshawaquot; Layfield, into the front seat of this Ford Taurus. Cena then carried the ... The New York Titans announced an inaugural home schedule split between the coliseum and its main competitor, Madison Square Garden. Pictured hereanbsp;...

Title:Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Author:Nicholas Hirshon
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2010


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