Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
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Photographed in 1991 and 1995 using film.

Disclaimer - Photos without my red watermark on them are not mine. They were found on the internet and ARE NOT FOR SALE.

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Opened in 1972 and still in use. The Coliseum was built on the site of old Mitchel Field, an Air Force base. The base closed in 1961 and was turned over to Nassau County for redevelopment. The Coliseum has been the only home the New York Islanders have had, since they joined the NHL in 1972. Also home to the New York Nets of the old ABA and the NBA, 1972-1977. Unfortunately, the Coliseum has been viewed as the most obsolete and worst arena in the NHL. Plans called the Lighthouse project have been in limbo for years. Part of the plan calls on refurbishing the arena.

Location - 1255 Hempstead Turnpike - Uniondale, New York Uniondale is on Long Island, about 25 miles from Manhattan.
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Mitchel Field circa 1961. The Coliseum was built on one of the runways.


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Mitchel Field today. One of the runways is visible towards the top right.


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