See You Later Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumA very Long Island-appropriate Billy Joel concert on August 4th will be the last event to be taking place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale NY before a major renovation that will close the arena for over a year.

I know when they did the same for Shea Stadium, they renamed it CitiField, so who knows if the arena will even be called Nassau Coliseum anymore. Either way, I have had some good times over the years there.

My Memories at Nassau Coliseum

Nassau ColiseumThe most fond memories I’ve had were seeing wrestling events with my father & brother. In fact, my first live event was a WWE house show in 1994 where I got see wrestlers including Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Alundra Blayze & others.

There were others including a WCW house show, an episode of WCW Monday Nitro where Hulk Hogan & Goldberg took on the Jersey Triad in the main event and an episode of WWE Monday Night Raw where the main event was Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Rikishi.

During some of the events, we got to sit in a sky box because of the connection my father or godfather had at the Coliseum. Either way, I had lots of fun.

In fact, I think seeing wrestling shows were the only memories I have. I know I went to an Islanders game at some point, as well as a different type of show or job event. I can’t recall, but it’s been fun going to Nassau Coliseum.

Tell me about your fond memories at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the comments below or tweet me @ChrisKeuling!

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