Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

eBook - 2010
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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 "Dr. J." 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Arcadia Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781439638927
1439638926
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Elder, Lance W.
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