July 21, 2017

Uber service comes to Nassau Coliseum



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Visitors to the Nassau Coliseum will be able to hail an Uber at a designated location outside the arena starting next month as the ride-hailing service begins to expand its reach across the county.

Through a partnership with Nassau Events Center, the Brooklyn-based operator of the Coliseum, Uber will drop off and pick up arena patrons at the Earl Ovington Boulevard parking lot entrance beginning with the Aug. 5 J. Cole concert.

“Together, we will make rides to and from events on Long Island even more efficient for the Coliseum’s visitors,” said Alix Anfang, a spokeswoman for Uber, which began operating legally across the state on June 29.

Uber will pay for signage outside the arena, Anfang said, but she declined to discuss the company’s financial arrangement with Nassau Events Center.

Michael Zavodsky, executive vice president of Global Partnerships, which oversees partnerships for the Coliseum, said the pickup and drop-off area “will help our guests better identify how to access the venue and get picked up using the app for events.” The arena, now known as NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened in […]

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