Nassau Events Center Awarded Nassau Coliseum Contract

Aug 15, 2013

Statement by Bruce Ratner, Executive Chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies:

"We are grateful to be selected to revitalize Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. I would like to thank Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his team for a transparent and well-managed process. We understand and proudly accept the tremendous responsibility that accompanies this project and the impact it has on future generations of Long Islanders.

We are ready to get to work to deliver a world-class Coliseum and a thriving sports, entertainment and retail center that Long Island deserves. Our partnership group is focused and prepared to bring the best to Nassau and to fulfill the County’s goals of vital job growth and significant economic activity.

It is time for Nassau County to have an iconic and celebrated venue that will have something for everyone to enjoy and which will redefine the customer experience.

By having The Madison Square Garden Company compete with us on this development demonstrates the significance of this project and both of our companies’ commitment to Long Island. We are honored to be chosen to deliver a vibrant attraction for a Nassau like never before. "