NYI WORKOUT ROOM DESTROYED

Saturday, 03.11.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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NYI WORKOUT ROOM DESTROYED
Burst sewage pipe causes major damage at Coliseum

The Islanders had a big 3-1 win in Boston on Saturday. Back home at the old arena in Uniondale, it was a different matter.
 
A sewage pipe burst in the Islanders' dressing room at approximately 7:45 on Saturday night. It is the second time broken pipes have caused damage to the Islanders' room in the Nassau Coliseum in the last year. In August the damage was major. This time, the damage was devastating.
 
The Islanders' workout room has been almost completely destoyed. It is estimated that over one million dollars of damage has been done. Luckily, the Islanders are on the road next week so preliminary repairs can begin, but there's little to no chance the room will be ready when the Islanders return to home ice on March 21.
 
According to eyewitnesses -- at the Coliseum for an ice skating show on Saturday -- water started flooding the hallway where the Islanders' and visiting team locker rooms are located soon after the start of the skating show. "We could not believe it," said one Coliseum worker. "We've had plenty of problems over the last few years, but it's usually stuff you can patch up. Not this. The flooding was out of control. When they finally got the Islanders' locker room door open, you wouldn't believe what it looked like in there."
 
The ceiling in the workout room caved in, with debris and sewage crashing on top of the team's treadmills, bikes and other training equipment. The flooding continued into the Islanders' main dressing room, where the team puts on their gear before practices and games. For the next three hours, workers -- wearing masks, boots and gloves -- began the thankless task of cleaning the contaminated room.
 
Prior to the start of the 2005-06 season, Islanders ownership made the latest in a series of significant improvements to the team's locker room facilities at their own expense. Now when the damage is finally cleared, the team will be starting all over again.


 

 

 

 

 

 


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