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ISLANDERS TO HAVE NEW ARENA, POSSIBLE NEW TENANT, BY 2001
Published January 30, 1998
In his State of the County address yesterday, Nassau County, NY, Exec Thomas Gulotta "urged" that the county get started this year on construction of a new arena for the Islanders "and other sports teams as the centerpiece of a tourist and entertainment hub in central Nassau," according to Bruce Lambert of the N.Y. TIMES. Gulotta said he wanted plans for the new arena made final this fall, with an opening date set for the 2001 hockey season. Gulotta said talks are underway with the Islanders and other pro sports franchises "that might be interested in sharing the arena, but he would not provide any details" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/30).