Islanders seek $400K tax break for coliseum renovation

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The Islanders want Nassau County’s Industrial Development Agency to grant them a $400,000 sales tax break on their contribution to the $8.7 million renovation of the Nassau Coliseum, Newsday reported. The team is pitching in $2.7 million along with a $6 million state grant to update the facility to NHL standards. The Islanders want a break on the building materials, equipment and other materials that they need to do that. The renovation, which will is set to begin this month, will bring new video infrastructure, upgrades to the ice rink and an overhaul of the home team’s locker room. [Newsday]