"Nassau County's economy could lose $243.4 million annually if the New York Islanders leave the region"
"However, Seton Hall University professor Kurt W. Rotthoff, a sports finance expert, said people would instead spend the same dollars at movie theaters, restaurants and other venues, mostly still in the county.
"It is just a shift in consumption between two things," Rotthoff said." - This quote makes me want to puke!
Also, a top Nassau official accused members of the Association for a Better Long Island , a real estate group, of attempting to "extort development rights" for the land surrounding Nassau Coliseum from Mangano. Eden Laikin, director of government research, wrote on a county website Thursday that ABLI members offered to support Mangano's Coliseum plan if he "agreed to sell them development rights." -It gets uglier