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Nassau County Voters Reject New Islanders Arena

Yesterday, Nassau County voters rejected a referendum to authorize $400 million for a new Islanders arena, a minor league ballpark and other economic development projects in the 77-acre Nassau hub area according to Newsday.

Shortly before midnight, County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Islanders owner Charles Wang conceded that the referendum was headed for failure. With 823 of 1,160 precincts reporting, the “yes” vote was 44,839 and the “no” vote, 60,228, elections officials said.

Wang has said the team will leave when its lease expires in 2015 if a new arena is not built. “I want to push this thing through,” he said. “. . . I’ve got to get this thing built. If not, let’s go on.”

…asking cash strapped Nassau County residents to take on an additional tax burden to build a new Coliseum was obviously too much for them to take. Especially in this economy. County Executive Managano says he has a plan B so the Islanders may still have a chance of staying on Long Island.

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Nassau County Voters Reject New Islanders Arena

islesarenaYesterday, Nassau County voters rejected a referendum to authorize $400 million for a new Islanders arena, a minor league ballpark and other economic development projects in the 77-acre Nassau hub area according to Newsday.

Shortly before midnight, County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Islanders owner Charles Wang conceded that the referendum was headed for failure. With 823 of 1,160 precincts reporting, the “yes” vote was 44,839 and the “no” vote, 60,228, elections officials said.

Wang has said the team will leave when its lease expires in 2015 if a new arena is not built. “I want to push this thing through,” he said. “. . . I’ve got to get this thing built. If not, let’s go on.”

…asking cash strapped Nassau County residents to take on an additional tax burden to build a new Coliseum was obviously too much for them to take. Especially in this economy. County Executive Managano says he has a plan B so the Islanders may still have a chance of staying on Long Island.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

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If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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