Country: United States Of America
State: New York
The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum or simply The Coliseum, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York. Home to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, the Coliseum is located approximately 19 miles east of New York City on Long Island. The Coliseum is also used for concerts, large exhibitions and shows of various kinds, as well as trade shows. The Coliseum originally had a capacity of 12,000 to 15,000 depending on the event, but in the early 1980s the maximum capacity was increased to around 18,000. It currently seats 16,250 for hockey, up to 17,760 for concerts and 17,686 for boxing and professional wrestling. The arena has hosted many live wrestling events, most notably the first-third of the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania 2 in 1986.