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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Nassau County Press Release


In addition to the comical nature of including information from the dump at the bottom of this release (really), there is this misquote "anytime the Coliseum can be filled to capacity, which is over 16,000 attendees for Islander games, the County receives a portion of the ticket tax, parking and concessions revenue"  -- the County gets money (albeit less), when there are 10,000 or 12,000 people/

It's unclear whether these figures were adjusted to take into account the higher ticket prices charged for playoff games.

And, oh George -- what about Rounds 2, 3, and 4?  :)

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/NewsRelease/2013/5-08-2013.html
<<May 8, 2013

Maragos: Let's Go Islanders! 3 Playoff Games Will Generate Over $4M in Economic Activity

Nassau County Government will receive about $500k from ticket tax, concession sales, parking, and sales tax

Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos conducted an analysis that indicates the New York Islanders hockey team playoff home games generate over $1 million each in overall economic activity. The Nassau County government coffers are estimated to earn over $500,000 for the first three games held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Every home game the New York Islanders play, if sold out, generates about $166,000 in ticket tax, parking, concessions sold and sales tax.
"The buzz the Islanders have created by winning two games against the top seeded Pittsburgh Penguins is great for the sport but also great for our local economy," Comptroller Maragos said. "Anytime the Coliseum can be filled to capacity, which is over 16,000 attendees for Islander games, the County receives a portion of the ticket tax, parking and concessions revenue."
Maragos: Let's Go Islanders! 3 Playoff Games Will Generate Over $4M in Economic Activity
According to the Uniondale Hub Redevelopment Project Economic Impact Analysis of June 2011 each attendee to the Coliseum generates an indirect economic activity total of approximately $84. Consequently, the three sold out Islander playoff games will result in 16,170 attendees per game and generate an overall economic activity estimate of $4 million.

Of the total debris of 460,861 cubic yards removed from the County's central piles, 187,518 cubic yards were hauled and disposed at local Long Island dump sites at an average cost $47.77 per cubic yard, including disposal fees (tipping). The County also barged 273,343 cubic yards of debris upstate at an average rate of $82.08 per cubic yard including tipping. The combined weighted average rate paid to dispose of all debris was $68.12 per cubic yard.
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