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Coliseum Chronicles

Coliseum Chronicles

A collection of our memories and moments from Nassau Coliseum, as the Islanders prepare to return once again.

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Coliseum Memories: Valentine's Day Gift 2014

That 3rd period, especially, was like a party with 16,000 other Islanders fans.

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Coliseum Memories: Arbour's 1500th, Nov. 3, 2007

"Make sure you take a good look at that man," my dad said.

Zeitgeist: Final Coliseum clean up items for sale

[humor] Own a memento from the final depressing, traumatic, haunting and demoralizing day at Nassau Coliseum thanks to some once-in-a-lifetime auctions.

Photos: Coliseum ice removed for the final time

The final ice removal at Nassau Coliseum was captured in a series of tweets by Newsday videographer Bobby Cassidy.

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'Dear Kate,' a Eulogy for a Coliseum

A fan post eulogizing Nassau Coliseum addressed to the person most responsible for its demise, Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray.

So: How Loud WAS the Coliseum for Game 3?

Don't wear earplugs to Nassau Coliseum when taking in a playoff game. Being forced to choose between your hearing and one of the league's best postseason atmospheres is what makes the Old Barn special.

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Fan Reflections: My last game at the Coliseum

It's taken a bit of time to collect my thoughts, but for many people, myself included, the reality we have known for two years did not become real until we arrived for the regular season finale at Nassau Coliseum

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The Hat(s): First Post, Final Game

Returning to the Coliseum for the first time in 13 years, to say goodbye and to bring some family who have come along since the last visit.

Coliseum Closing: Our place and its people

The staff of Lighthouse Hockey share their stories about Nassau Coliseum and the people The staff of Lighthouse Hockey share their stories about Nassau Coliseum and the people that, to them, are linked to the arena.

Coliseum Pre-History: 'The thrust of the future'

A look back at the news and personalities of Nassau Coliseum's earliest days, including quaint amenities, effusive praise for it and the fight to take all the credit.

Last Call in Nassau, Ep 6: Set in Stone

The last (maybe) entry in the season-long series. A final Islanders game at the Coliseum is a reminder of youth, heroes and just how much has changed outside of Nassau County.

Last Call, Ep. 5: Double Doubles & Double Headers

In part five of our ongoing series about the final season at Nassau Coliseum, two lifelong friends take in an Islanders game for the first time in almost 20 years and enjoy the fast food of their youth.

Last Call in Nassau, Ep 4: Everybody Into the Car

In part four of the ongoing series about the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum, (most of) the Lighthouse Hockey editorial staff hangs out live and in-person at the Islanders-Flyers matinee game on Martin Luther King Day.

Last Call in Nassau, Ep 3: A personal favor

Episode 3 of a series of games during the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum. A fan attends a game with his wife, father and daughter. The hockey's not that good, but the lessons are vital.

Last Call in Nassau, Ep 2: Thank You

Episode 2 of a series of games during the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum. A friend and rival fan is grateful for the successes he's seen and the failures along the way.

Last Call in Nassau, Ep 1: Relocation Station

Part 1 of a series of personal reflections about the Islanders' final season in Nassau Coliseum. An innocent question from a fan, prompts questions about other times the Islanders were expected to leave Long Island.