As Hempstead Town Board members prepare to evaluate a plan for a new 13,000-seat arena to replace the antiquated Nassau Coliseum, they should carefully consider the numbers -- not the cost so much as the capacity ["Not yet shovel ready," News, April 30].
While a 13,000-seat arena would certainly provide intimate seating for concerts and minor league sports, such a capacity would be too small to qualify as the home arena for any NBA or NHL team. Why limit the county's options from the start?
More isn't always better, sometimes it's just more. Not in this case. More seating would enable Nassau County to once again, at some point, become the home of a professional sports franchise.
Keeping all options open is good business. And you can't put a number on that.
Lee Nober, Old Bethpage
Editor's note: The writer teaches sports management at Walt Whitman High School and Farmingdale State College.