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.