was run by Welshpool-based Paramount Picture Theatres until 1984.
A consultant recently told Coliseum
officials it could expect to reap up to $6 million per year in naming rights, which could help net the state $1.
By late March, Shinn had abandoned his demands for a new tax-funded arena, offering to buy the coliseum
for the $30 million the city still owes.
The frame for the Coliseum
would be built off-site and assembled in the six months before the games, Flood said.
He said: "Being an ex-pupil of Ysgol Eifionydd, it''s a great shame to hear the Coliseum
hasn''t opened its doors since January.
An agreement with the state could be in place early next year, which would allow the Coliseum
to reach a long-term deal with USC to renovate and operate the stadium.
While it's hard to put a timeframe on the latter part of the development, sources within the Islander's organization say that the initial stage, which will lower the floor of Nassau Coliseum
to make room for more rows of seating but still preserve the arena's renowned sightlines, could begin as early as 2006.
Group spokesman Aled Jones said businesses and individuals are coming forward with ideas and offers of help to reopen the Coliseum
The expenses were mostly for work on an environmental impact report, attorneys, architects, marketing and media consultants, and travel expenses to NFL meetings, according to Coliseum
general manager Pat Lynch.
Books, a New York City landmark that stood for 27 years at 57th Street and Broadway until January 2002, will re-open in April 2003.