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


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