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An image from the presentation on the Mitchel (Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. The site would include a minor league ballpark, a parking garage with room for 6,800 cars that would join the Coliseum and the Long Island Marriott, a new indoor ice rink for practice and public use, and 70,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. (Sept. 21, 2011)

New plans for Coliseum unveiled

Architects, engineers, government officials and labor leaders unveiled a $346.5 million proposal Sept. 21, 2011, to renovate the Nassau Coliseum and turn the surrounding 77 acres into a sports-entertainment complex.

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel
(Credit: Handout)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. Oyster Bay Planning Commissioner Frederick Ippolito, an Association for a Better Long Island task force member, took the lead on the plan, bringing in West Hempstead architect Angelo Francis Corva and engineering firm Sidney B. Bowne & Son. (Sept. 21, 2011)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. The site would include a minor league ballpark, a parking garage with room for 6,800 cars that would join the Coliseum and the Long Island Marriott, a new indoor ice rink for practice and public use, and 70,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. (Sept. 21, 2011)

From left, architect Angelo Francis Corva, R.A., talks
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, architect Angelo Francis Corva, R.A., talks to task force chairman Alan Eidler, president of Spiegel Associates, and task force member Marc Herbst, executive director of the Long Island Contractors' Association Inc., about the design option for the Mitchel Field property. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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An image from the presentation on the Mitchel
(Credit: Handout)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. Under the plan, developed by a task force of the Association for a Better Long Island, a private developer would spend $100 million to renovate and expand the existing Coliseum. (Sept. 21, 2011)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel
(Credit: Handout)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. Under the proposal, the height of the arena would increase by as much as 25 feet, and there would be between 17,000 and 20,000 seats -- compared with about 16,000 now. (Sept. 21, 2011)

An artist's conception of a renovated Nassau Coliseum.
(Credit: Sidney B. Bowne & Son LLP, Angelo Francis Corva & Associates Architects, John F. Caruso)

An artist's conception of a renovated Nassau Coliseum.

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel
(Credit: Handout)

An image from the presentation on the Mitchel Field Development concept. Oyster Bay Planning Commissioner Frederick Ippolito, an Association for a Better Long Island task force member, took the lead on the plan, bringing in West Hempstead architect Angelo Francis Corva and engineering firm Sidney B. Bowne & Son. (Sept. 21, 2011)

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