State judge rules that Las Vegas Sands does not have valid lease to operate Nassau Coliseum, surrounding area

This is another blow to the company's plan to build a resort and casino at the Nassau Hub.

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2024, 9:55 PM

Updated 60 days ago

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A state judge ruled Friday that the Las Vegas Sands does not have a valid lease to operate the Nassau Coliseum and the land around it.
This is another blow to the company's plan to build a resort and casino at the Nassau Hub.
The judge disagreed with the Las Vegas Sands' claim that it held leaseholder rights in a deal it had with the Coliseum's previous leaseholder.
The same judge previously struck down a 99-year lease deal Nassau County had granted Las Vegas Sands.
A spokesperson for Nassau County said, “The County Attorney is reviewing the order.”
A statement from an attorney for Hofstra University said, “The Court has issued another important ruling needed to protect the public’s rights under state and county laws. The Nassau Coliseum cannot be transferred or developed without a public hearing and environmental review first being properly conducted by the County, so that the public can provide its input to such critical decisions for the future of the County.”


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