Inside Nassau Coliseum's renovations

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A look inside the Nassau Coliseum as renovations have begun on the arena. Officials said the building will reopen in March 2017, three months later than originally expected.

Renovation work going on at Nassau Coliseum in
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Renovation work going on at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

An Irwin Seating worker installs seats in the
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An Irwin Seating worker installs seats in the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

An Irwin Seating worker installs seats in the
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An Irwin Seating worker installs seats in the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

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The first seats at renovated Nassau Coliseum unveiled
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The first seats at renovated Nassau Coliseum unveiled while Joe and Maryann Campanelli their son John, his wife Megan and the Camanelli's goddaughter Gina of Plainview are the first ticket holders to take a seat in Uniondale on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

Construction workers at Nassau Coliseum assemble the structures
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Construction workers at Nassau Coliseum assemble the structures that will hold the new panels being installed outside the Coliseum, Monday Nov. 7, 2016.

Construction workers at Nassau Coliseum assemble the structures
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Construction workers at Nassau Coliseum assemble the structures that will hold the new panels being installed outside the Coliseum, Monday Nov. 7, 2016.

Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a
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Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a portrait inside Nassau Coliseum during its reconstruction on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a
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Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a portrait inside Nassau Coliseum during its reconstruction on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

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Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a
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Gerry Cooney, retired heavyweight boxer, poses for a portrait inside Nassau Coliseum during its reconstruction on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
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Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
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Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
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Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

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Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
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Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues on the upper suites at
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Construction work continues on the upper suites at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Professional boxers Chris” Algieri, Cletus “Seldin, Sean Monaghan
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Professional boxers Chris” Algieri, Cletus “Seldin, Sean Monaghan and Joe Smith Jr. pose at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction work continues on the upper suites at
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Construction work continues on the upper suites at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Sept. 14, 2016.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
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The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility. A pedestrian walkway circling the arena bowl is being created where 3,000 seats once were.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
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The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
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The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility. The dedication plaque remains in place during the reconstruction.

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Baldwin
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Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman of Baldwin visited the Nassau Coliseum on Aug. 23, 2016, for a first-hand look at the venue's renovations, hoping he could one day fight two minutes away from where he trains.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
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The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility.

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations
(Credit: David L. Pokress)

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is undergoing renovations to modernize the facility.

Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, background, and
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Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, background, and Long Island Nets head coach Ronald Nored looking over the bowl at Nassau Coliseum as renovations continued on April 28, 2016. The Long Island Nets will play in the new arena in the 2017-18 season for the NBA D-League.

Nassau County Ed Mangano talking to the media
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Nassau County Ed Mangano talking to the media about the progress of the dilapidated Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale Wednesday March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena with the Islander's colors still on the column where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on
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This is a view of Nassau Coliseum on the ground or ice level of the arena where a progress preview was given to the media in Uniondale on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nassau Coliseum renderings Arena Bowl in Concert Model
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Nassau Coliseum renderings Arena Bowl in Concert Model

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