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Final contenders chosen for Nassau Coliseum redevelopment

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Nassau County has narrowed the field of contenders to redevelop the property around the Nassau Coliseum down to Forest City Ratner Companies and the Madison Square Garden Company.

The candidates are Forest City Ratner Companies – which is the developer behind the Barclays center and the Madison Square Garden Company.

Officials say their final proposals are due by mid-august.

Then, one will be sent to the county legislature for its approval.