Curran urges Cuomo to lift Coliseum capacity limits for Islanders' playoff run

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is making a last-ditch effort to get Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the capacity limits at the Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders' playoff run.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2021, 6:48 PM

Updated 1,117 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is making a last-ditch effort to get Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the capacity limits at the Nassau Coliseum for the Islanders' playoff run.
Curran put out two suggestions in a letter to Cuomo. The first option would allow people who are fully vaccinated and people who provide a negative test to get in the Coliseum at 50% capacity. The second option would only allow people who are fully vaccinated into the Coliseum, and for that she says capacity should be up to 100%.
"We want to get everybody back here as soon as possible," says Curran. "Everyone wants everything back to normal again."
The state is boosting the capacity limit to 30% on May 19, but Curran says she wants more.
"I know we can do better than 30," says Curran.
The Islanders play their last regular season game at "the Barn" on Saturday. The playoffs begin next week.
Next season the team moves to its new home at UBS Arena.


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