Jay-Z joins pitch to redevelop arena

Jay-Z is part of a group trying to renovate Nassau Veterans
Memorial Coliseum outside New York City.

The rapper and music mogul attended a meeting Thursday on Long
Island, where the media was briefed on four proposals to renovate
the arena and surrounding property.

Nassau County officials have been trying to come up with a plan
to redevelop the 40-year-old arena for many years. The New York
Islanders are its primary tenant, and they are moving to Brooklyn
in 2015.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is part of a group that built the new
Barclays Center in Brooklyn and is bidding for the Long Island
project.

He took photos with Nassau County officials but did not speak
during the 30-minute presentation.

County officials are expected to decide on a plan this
summer.