NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank opened on April 5, 2017 with a concert by Billy Joel after an 18-month, $165 million renovation.
Continued development at the NYCB LIVE site will make this historic arena the centerpiece of a reimagined sports & entertainment village that will be Long Island’s premier entertainment destination.
The arena is home to the NBA D-League’s Long Island Nets, a direct affiliate owned by the Brooklyn Nets. The 416,000-square-foot arena will feature capacities of 14,500 for concerts, 13,500 for basketball and 13,000 for hockey. The unique 4,500-seat Coastline Theater configuration will offer a new, intimate experience for both artists and fans. With 77 acres of property to work with, NYCB LIVE is prepared for large-scale festivals that expand beyond the building’s walls.
In addition to the Nets, NYCB LIVE hosts college basketball, championship boxing, family entertainment and major concert events. It is a Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment venue.
The Coliseum first opened on February 11, 1972 with an ABA game between the New York Nets and the Pittsburgh Condors. With an initial capacity of 15,000, the arena occupied 63 acres of Mitchel Field, a former Army/Air Force base, and was built at a cost of $32 million. The arena was home to the Nets and New York Islanders and several other professional sports teams, in addition to hosting major artists and events such Elvis Presley, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, the NCAA Tournament and WWE before closing for renovations following a concert by Billy Joel on August 4, 2015.
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