A vote to approve public funding for a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and a new ballpark for an expansion indy pro Atlantic League franchise in Nassau County may have gone down in flames, but a task force made up of developers, business leaders and community planners is dishing up a privately-financed proposal. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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Despite a rejection of a the $400 million referendum vote in Nassau County (NY) this week that would have funded a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and a new stadium for an iny pro Atlantic League expansion franchise, Long Island Ducks (Atlantic League) owner Frank Boulton has not thrown in the towel. Read more here.
With 82 percent of the ballots counted, voters in Nassau County (NY) have rejected borrowing $400 million to replace the arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and build a new ballpark for an Atlantic League expansion franchise. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Nassau County officials today announced that the rights to operate a minor league baseball team as part of the new Coliseum development has been awarded to the Atlantic League and Frank Boulton, founder and CEO of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Boulton’s group was one of two groups to answer the County’s request for proposals, along with Continue reading
The Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks and the New York Mets have submitted competing bids to place a team in a new minor-league baseball stadium in Nassau County. This is contingent upon voters approving a $400 million bond to build the park and the new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders. Read more here.
Nassau County (NY) Executive Edward Mangano announced on Wednesday a plan to hold a public referendum this summer to seek voter approval for a $400 million project that includes a new home for the NHL’s New York Islanders and a $50 million ballpark for a new indy pro Atlantic League team. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Atlantic League CEO and former principle owner of the Long Island (Central Islip, NY) Ducks Frank Boulton continues to work to bring another AL franchise to Long Island. Nassau County remains the target. Read more here. Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.
Nassau County (NY) Executive Edward Mangano indicated on Monday that the county hopes to break ground on a new minor league stadium by the spring of 2012 for an Atlantic League team. As proposed, the county would guarantee funding for the project, with the team making all of the payments on the debt. Read more here. This wouldn’t be the first time Nassau County has been in the game. Read more here.