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Billy Joel sells out opening show at the new Coliseum

Billy Joel Sells Out The New Coliseum’s Opening Show In Less Than Four Minutes

Legendary Artist to Play Opening Show on April 5, 2017 Following Venue’s Major Renovation

LONG ISLAND (Oct. 14, 2016) – Tickets for Billy Joel in the first show at the new Coliseum sold out in less than four minutes, generating one of the quickest selling concerts ever at the Coliseum. Tickets went on sale this morning at 10 a.m.

The venue is reopening after undergoing an extensive renovation. On August 4, 2015, exuberant Billy Joel fans packed the Coliseum for the arena’s final show as Joel closed the venue with an unforgettable three-hour show.

Joel, a Long Island native, will play his 33rd show at the Coliseum. He sold out nine shows in 1998, setting the venue’s record for the most sellouts in one year. In honor of that success, a banner will continue to hang in the rafters as it did prior to the Coliseum’s renovation.

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and Long Island’s new Coliseum, and manages and controls the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders.

Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Nassau Coliseum, scheduled to reopen April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation, will offer 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for standard concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests.

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