NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM
New York Islanders (NHL) (1972–present) New York Nets (ABA/NBA) (1972-1977) New York Arrows (MISL) (1978-1984) New York Express (MISL) (1986-1987) Long Island Jawz (RHI) (1996) New York Saints (NLL) (1998-2003) New York Dragons (AFL) (2001-2008) New York Titans (NLL) (2007) New York Majesty (LFL) (2009-present)
The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum or simply The Coliseum, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. It is home to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League.
The New York Raiders, intended by the fledging World Hockey Association to be their flagship franchise, was initially slated to play in the brand-new Nassau Coliseum. However, Nassau County didn't consider the WHA a professional league and wanted nothing to do with the Raiders. Nassau County retained William Shea to get an NHL team to play in the new building. The NHL responded by hastily awarding a franchise to Long Island -- the New York Islanders -- which forced the Raiders to play in Madison Square Garden, in the shadow of the New York Rangers.
The Coliseum was home to the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League from 1998–2003, but the Saints became an inactive team in 2004. In 2007, it was home to four of the New York Titans National Lacrosse League team's eight home games (along with Madison Square Garden). In 2008, the Titans moved all of their home games to Madison Square Garden.
Earlier, the Coliseum had hosted the New York Arrows and later the New York Express of the original Major Indoor Soccer League. Before that, the Coliseum had been home to the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, and later the National Basketball Association, from 1972–1977.
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