The Nassau Coliseum is a multi-purpose indoor arena located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, New York, 19 miles from New York City and it’s home to the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League and the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League. The arena was opened in 1972, owned by Nassau County, New York and operated by SMG Management. It was designed by Welton Becket and Associates with construction cost of $31 million USD and capacity of 16,234 for ice hockey. From 1998 to 2003 it was also home to the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League, and also to four of the New York Titans National Lacrosse League team's in 2007.
Also it is used for concerts, large exhibitions and shows of various kinds, like the Billy Joel shows, Bruce Springsteen also played a New Year's Eve concert here in 1980. In 1986 the arena hosted the first-third of the World Wrestling Federation's WrestleMania 2 and SummerSlam in 2002, in addition to WWE's The Great American Bash pay-per-view event in 2008, and has hosted several WWE television shows like SmackDown!, HEAT, RAW, Superstars of Wrestling, Velocity and Saturday Night's Main Event. The Spice Girls had their World tour in the arena on February 6th and 7th this year, and on December 3rd and 4th, Tina Turner will perform at the Coliseum. It is currently the third-oldest arena in active use by an NHL team and has the smallest capacity out of all the arenas in the NHL.