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Islanders Newsday 2/25/2000

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    FRIDAY SPECIAL A Coliseum In Ruins Islanders home has become arena of despair By Alan Hahn. STAFF WRITER It was game night at Nassau Coliseum, one forgotten
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      FRIDAY SPECIAL A Coliseum In Ruins Islanders' home has
      become arena of despair

      By Alan Hahn. STAFF WRITER

      It was game night at Nassau Coliseum, one forgotten moment in a
      forgotten season for the building's main tenant, the New York
      Islanders. Still, two hours before game time, the Coliseum parking
      lot was mostly barren. They don't expect sellouts these days at the
      old arena, because things aren't what they used to be on the ice for
      the Islanders.

      The same could be said about the building, too.

      It is evidenced by the flags whipping in the wind. There are 10 poles,
      bearing flags with logos of the Islanders, the Coliseum and SMG, the
      arena's management company. Nine stand strong in the unyielding
      mid-winter elements, but there is one-the one with the Islanders
      flag-slumped at a 60-degree angle. The pole leans at the base,
      loosened by time and neglect.

      A group of Islanders staffers hustle through an employee entrance on
      the north side of the building. They can't help but notice the
      puddles of rainwater collecting along the base of the glass doors at
      various locations along the Coliseum concourse. After years of
      dealing with it, workers lay newspapers and towels along the wall and
      doorways in an effort to control the mild flooding.
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