Nassau Coliseum

Nassau Coliseum


Type of Place: Concert Halls/Venues

Mitchel Field is a former Army/Air Force base located in the center of Nassau County. This 1,200-acre base was shut down in 1960 and declared surplus property by the U.S. Government. Nassau County obtained much of this property from the government in 1961. With the obtainment of Mitchel Field, many proposals were put forth. Some of the recommendations included a civic center, a large central library, residential housing, museum and cultural center. After consideration of these recommendations, the result was to build a 15,000 seat arena (additional seats were added from 1981-1984 that increased the seating capacity to over 18,000). The arena was built at the cost of 32 million dollars and sits on sixty-three acres of Mitchel Field. The building was dedicated to those who had made the supreme sacrifice for their country; hence the name Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Nassau Coliseum has accommodated virtually all forms of entertainment and sports, from state-of-the-art rock concerts, touring family shows, professional wrestling, boxing, track & field, lacrosse and soccer. It is also home to the New York Islanders, NHL team and the NY Dragons, arena football team.

Presently, SMG Management privately operates the Coliseum. The company is the world’s largest manager of public assembly facilities and currently manages over 125 arenas, stadiums, and convention centers around the world.

Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Outside Metro Area, NY 11553
(516) 794-9303