Located nearly 20 miles east of New York City on Long Island the Nassau Coliseum is included in our collection especially for hockey fans, as it is the home to the New York Islanders NHL team. If you want to take in an Islanders home game during your visit to New York, this is where you must go.
Often just called "The Coliseum", it seats for 16,250 for hockey and somewhat more for other events. Like most arena's the Nassau Coliseum hosts a number of other sporting events and music concerts throughout the year.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumFee: Yes - Varies by event.
Address: 1255 Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale, NY 11553, USA
Official Website: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Ratedout of 5
I purchased a Groupon for the Jurassic Quest “exhibit” at Nassau Coliseum this weekend. The price was reasonable. Parking was easy (just keep in mind there is a parking fee). The security staff was very friendly. Upon entering there is a large area with mechanical dinosaurs. Each “quest spot” had televisions with information about the dinosaurs which was pretty cool. There is an area with more activities which include: bouncy houses, dig stations, Dino arts and crafts, a mini Dino theater. The food options were limited. There was an option of buying an unlimited wrist band which I recommend if you’re child wants to go on or participate in multiple attractions. I feel that this place is tailored more for the 2-8(at most) age group.
Stephanie - 9 months ago
We went Friday to see the Hot Weels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party. It was fantastic .We bought tickets and paid xtra 10.00 to see the cars and trucks up close at the arena, 2hrs prior to the show. It was awesome. Nice time for the whole family. Great entertainment, exciting and really nice colorful glow show. Food was just regular, like any other Coliseum, overprice as always . It was pack!!! We had no problems at all, just some fun time . Give it a try.
micale - 10 months ago
First time here in a long time! We got through security very quickly. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We were assisted to our seats with a smile and we were absolutely thrilled with the acoustics and the spectacular performance by Sir Elton John. Looking forward to going back again. Only negative was that we had to pay $40 for parking.
Pat B - 1 year ago
Place was amazing.. Extremely clean inside, very pleasant staff etc... And YES, you can visit the place for free... This was my first time going and the place was definitely some where I needed to be... If you've never been or thinking about going don't hesitate GO!!!!. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Joey Butler - 23 days ago
I haven't been to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in years . It's pretty nice, good staff. Easy to get to by car!
Jonquel NYC - 6 months ago
Accommodations near Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum:
|Railroad and Bus Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) plus N70, N71, or N72||Hempstead Station||12 MInutes|
How to get to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum by Railroad and Bus
Take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station (Manhattan), the Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn) or Jamaica Station (Queens) to Hempstead Station and walk south one block to Hempstead Bus Terminal on West Columbia Street and take either the N70, N71, or N72, which will drop you off on Hempstead Turnpike opposite the Nassau Coliseum. (8 minutes walking and about 11 minutes on the bus not including wait time).
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