Nassau Arena Rethought

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano released a plan for a “right-sized” arena in a request for proposals to redevelop the 17,000-capacity, 40-year-old Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

Mangano said an 8,000- to 12,000-capacity arena would attract family shows, concerts and minor league sports.

He called it a practical plan compared to “the grandiose ones over the years that have not gained approval.”

The Coliseum’s primary tenant, the New York Islanders, is set to move in two years to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.