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View Poll Results: Do you support the demolition?
Yes 15 71.43%
No 6 28.57%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-29-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Let's face it your arena is old and outdated. IMO you need a new state of the art multi-functional indoor arena. I know many of you oppose the demolition, please tell me why? Because of some historical value? Finance issues should not be a problem if Newark can do it so can you. The only time you get big name artists to perform there is when MSG is fully booked, like the Britney Spears concerts during the Circus tour.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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The Nassau Mausoleum is the oldest, most outdated arena in the NHL. Funny thing is, it is located in one of the highest urban income areas in USA. Long Island does not want or care about the Islanders. They surely will move when the lease is up.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Actually it's the second oldest after MSG (1968).
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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No because of the History and the people who walked in their just Update what we have!
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Let's face it your arena is old and outdated. IMO you need a new state of the art multi-functional indoor arena. I know many of you oppose the demolition, please tell me why? Because of some historical value? Finance issues should not be a problem if Newark can do it so can you. The only time you get big name artists to perform there is when MSG is fully booked, like the Britney Spears concerts during the Circus tour.

" In October, Booker conceded there would be "a first-class arena built in the city of Newark, whether we like it or not",and soon afterwards, the Devils struck a deal including both property and monetary givebacks that appeased city officials.
The city of Newark pledged to contribute $210 million to the construction of the arena, using all of that money from its lease of Newark Liberty International Airport with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Devils paid for the remainder of the cost. Thus, no new direct taxpayer funding was required for the construction of the arena.
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If there were no new direct taxpayer funding for a new coliseum, this would be a non issue.

The Devils put up $100,000,000.00 (over 25%) toward the cost of the arena, which seats about as many people for ice hockey as the Coliseum does.

Having the 'latest and greatest' venues is merely competition between millionaires and billionaires who don't give a rat's patootie about the cost as they will merely pass it along to the ticket buyers. If we were to follow their lead, I can think of many venues in NYC which should be torn down because they are 'old and outdated'. Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden -- oops, sorry, forgot it is undergoing an upgrading and lots of construction. How is it that the owners didn't need to tear it down? It's ancient by arena standards, having opened in 1968.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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No because of the History and the people who walked in their just Update what we have!

A brief lesson on which their/there/they're:

Their -- belonging to them. That's their fast car.
There -- not here, but there. There is the fast car in the parking lot.
They're -- They are. They're learning how to drive the fast car.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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" How is it that the owners didn't need to tear it down? It's ancient by arena standards, having opened in 1968.
C'mon it really is the worlds famoust arena and still a grossing venue. You can't tear it down there would be riots. But the day it's not a grossing arena anymore I'm sure that "Revitalization Bloomy" would be more than willing to tear it down. Nassau Coliseum just ain't got that same historical value as MSG.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Selden New York
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A brief lesson on which their/there/they're:

Their -- belonging to them. That's their fast car.
There -- not here, but there. There is the fast car in the parking lot.
They're -- They are. They're learning how to drive the fast car.
O Please Shut up
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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C'mon it really is the worlds famoust arena and still a grossing venue. You can't tear it down there would be riots. But the day it's not a grossing arena anymore I'm sure that "Revitalization Bloomy" would be more than willing to tear it down. Nassau Coliseum just ain't got that same historical value as MSG.
That's what you take from my post?

How about addressing the serious aspect -- the cost to taxpayers? You cited Newark's arena -- tell us how Nassau can do the same without passing the cost onto the taxpayers?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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O Please Shut up
You're welcome.
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