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The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University is the premier location for conventions, tradeshows and expositions in New York’s Long Island area.

The university is situated in Hempstead, Long Island on the 240 acres of beautiful land and 115 buildings.

The Center is conveniently located close to public transportation for easy access by LIRR Train or Bus Services. It is only 15 minutes from NY JFK airport by car.

David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is a 5,023-seat, 93,000 square-foot beautiful modern facility. The Complex houses the Hofstra Men and Women's Basketball, and Wrestling teams, and also hosts commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, concerts and other special events.

On October 15, 2008 the Mack Sports Complex hosted the third and final debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, which was broadcast live around the world.  Hofstra and the Mack Sports Complex once again hosted a Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney October 16, 2012.

The Mack Sports Complex includes full chair back seating for spectators in an arena configuration. The air-conditioned facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard, men's and women's locker rooms, a training room and six luxury boxes.

Location

Hofstra University, David S Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex

  • Hofstra University, David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex. 245 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
  • 1-646-683-2174
  • contact@munaconvention.com

Parking

Parking

Parking is Free. There are plenty of parking near the Main Program Hall (David S. Mack Exhibition Center and Sports Complex) and Student Center, where Youth Conference and Parallel Sessions are being held.

Contact: 1-646-683-2174 (Br. Didarul Alom )

Open at 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM.

Transportation

On Campus

Transportation will be available from main hall to student center and vice versa.

Contact: 1-646-683-2174 (Br. Didarul Alom )

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University: From Queens

> Take Grand Central Pkwy, Continue on Grand Central Pkwy. Take Northern State Parkway > From LIE (I-495) E. Take exit 38 to Northern State Parkway. Take exit 31A to Meadowbrook State Pkwy S, Take exit M4 for New York 24 W toward Hempstead Merge onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd Use the middle lane to turn slightly left to stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Turn left and enter into the East Gate of the Hofstra University. Follow parking directions.

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University: From Brooklyn

Get on Belt Pkwy E in Queens from Atlantic Ave and Conduit Blvd S Follow Belt Pkwy and take Southern State Pkwy exit to Peninsula Blvd in Hempstead. Take exit 19N from Southern State Pkwy Continue on Peninsula Blvd. Drive to Fulton Ave. Stay on Fulton Ave until you see the Hofstra University. Enter thru the North Gate (past Oak Street). Follow the Parking Direction.

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University: From Brooklyn West

Take Prospect Parkway East to 278 East (BQE), exit to LIE 495 East Take exit 38 to Northern State Parkway. Take exit 31A to Meadowbrook State Pkwy S, Take exit M4 for New York 24 W toward Hempstead. Merge onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd Use the middle lane to turn slightly left to stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Turn left and enter into the East Gate of the Hofstra University. Follow parking directions.

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University: From Bronx

From Bronx Get on I-95 N/Cross Bronx Expy from White Plains Rd Take I-295 S, Cross Island Pkwy and take (LIE) I-495 E/Long Island . Take exit 38 to Northern State Parkway. OR (87)South Deegan Express way thru Triborough bridge to Grand Central Parkway to northern state parkway, OR Bruckner Blvd (278) West thru Triborough bridge to Grand central Parkway east to Northern state parkway. Take exit M4 from Meadowbrook State Pkwy S Take exit M4 for New York 24 (W) toward Hempstead. Merge onto Charles Lindbergh Blvd Use the middle lane to turn slightly left to stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Turn left and enter into the East Gate of the Hofstra University. Follow parking directions.

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University:From Manhattan

From Manhattan From UpTown, Take FDR Drive to Triborough Bridge To Grand Central parkway to Northern State parkway,. Take exit M4 from Meadowbrook State Pkwy S Take exit M4 for New York 24 W toward Hempstead From Midtown Manhattan, take midtown tunnel to I-495 E, Take exit 38 to Northern State Parkway. Take exitM4 from Meadowbrook State Pkwy S Take exit M4 for New York 24 W toward Hempstead From Lower Manhattan take Williamsburg bridge exit 278 E. Take exit for I-495 E Take exit 38 to Northern State Parkway. Take exit M4 from Meadowbrook State Pkwy S Take exit M4 for New York 24 W toward Hempstead

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Driving Directions to Hofstra University: From Staten Island

From Staten Island Through Verrazano bridge Take Belt Parkway East, Follow Belt Pkwy and take Southern State Pkwy exit to Peninsula Blvd in Hempstead. Take exit 19N from Southern State Pkwy in Hempstead, Continue on Peninsula Blvd. Drive to Fulton Ave. Stay on Fulton Ave until you see the Hofstra University. Enter thru the North Gate (past Oak Street). Follow the Parking Direction.

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