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Coliseum plans to be presented today to business group

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. (March

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. (March 13, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

The four developers competing to revamp and run the Nassau Coliseum are set to present their plans at today to an influential business group.

The event, hosted by the 17-member Business Advisory Council, is taking place at Nassau County Police Department headquarters in Mineola and is open to the media only.

The Council was formed by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano three years ago to promote local investments.


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“The presentations will provide business advisers and the media an opportunity to view the four plans submitted to transform the Coliseum into an exciting new family, sports and entertainment venue for Nassau County,” Mangano said in a statement.

There will be no question-and answer-period at the meeting due to the ongoing request-for-proposals process, the statement said.

Coliseum bidders include Bruce Ratner, who built the Barclays Center in Brooklyn where the New York Islanders will play beginning in 2015; the Madison Square Garden Company, which owns the Garden, the Knicks and the Rangers; Syosset developer Ed Blumenfeld; Bayville developer Bernard Shereck, chief executive of New York Sports & Entertainment.

The Dolan family holds controlling interest in MSG, and owns Cablevision, Newsday's parent company.

Newsday's Laura Figueroa will tweeting from the event. Stay tuned here for updates.

Tags: Mineola , Nassau Coliseum , Edward Mangano , Business Advisory Council

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