OK, many of you saw my tweet Sunday night about being locked IN the Nassau Coliseum after the Sabres’ win so I feel like I owe you the full story. (By the way, you can read the Sabres’ game story here)
The Coliseum is an old building, dating to the early 1970s. It’s small and circular with just one concourse. If you haven’t been there, you’d be shocked at how tiny it is. At most arenas, like HSBC, you go through a security-type entrance with your credential and that’s how you exit too. At the Coliseum there is an entrance by a canopy that takes you to a table inside the concourse. You get your credential, take the elevator up and you’re in the suite/press box level.
Also understand this was my third trip there and I’ve never had a problem before. But Sunday, the place cleared in a heartbeat. I’m pretty certain vendors, cleaners etc. were all in a hurry to go watch the Jets game because my whole situation began in the 7:30 range. Only about 90 minutes or so after finishing interviews, I was done with two stories and ready to head to JFK Airport.
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