Islanders playoff run generating money for county

The county said the playoff games at home are generating $4 million.

The county said the playoff games at home are generating $4 million. (5/9/13)

WOODBURY - The playoff run by the Islanders is not only exciting for local hockey fans, but officials on Long Island say it's also helping the local economy.

The Nassau County Comptroller's office estimates the Islanders' first-round, home playoff games at the Nassau Coliseum are generating $4 million, $500,000 of which goes directly to the county.

The money comes from a ticket tax, concession sales, parking, and sales tax at the Uniondale arena.

The next game at the Coliseum is Saturday.  

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