Directions

David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex

Hofstra University, 245, Hempstead, NY 11549

The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, commonly known as “The Mack,” is a 93,000 square-foot facility that hosts commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, concerts and other special events.. The air-conditioned facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a training room, a large weight room, dressing rooms for stage events, four concession stands, five ticket windows, six luxury boxes, and offices for Hofstra’s athletic administration and basketball staffs.

PARKING IS FREE all weekend long!

 

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From New York City:

From the Queens Midtown Tunnel, continue on the Long Island Expressway (I-495) East to exit

38, Northern State Parkway East, to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (exit 31A) … Stay on the

Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”) … Follow

“From All Points,” below.

 

From southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and

Virginia:

Take N.J. Turnpike to Exit 13 … Follow Route 278 to Verrazano-Narrows Bridge … Take left

exit off bridge onto the Belt Parkway East … Take that to Exit 25A (Southern State Parkway East

– the Belt Parkway splits, stay left) … Take that to Exit 22N (Meadowbrook Parkway North) …

Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”) …

Follow “From All Points,” below.

 

From northwestern New Jersey, northern Pennsylvania, and the Middle States:

Take either Interstate 78, Interstate 80, US Route 22, New Jersey Route 4, or New Jersey Route

17 to the George Washington Bridge … Proceed over the bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway

onto the Throgs Neck Bridge … Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below.

 

From Upstate New York:

Take New York Thruway over the Tappan Zee Bridge to Cross Westchester Expressway

(Interstate 287) … Stay on the Expressway to the New England Thruway … Proceed south on the

Thruway to Throgs Neck Bridge … Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below.

 

From New England:

Proceed south to New England Thruway (Interstate 95) and take this to the Throgs Neck Bridge

… Follow directions from Throgs Neck Bridge, detailed below.

 

From the Throgs Neck Bridge:

Take Cross Island Parkway (first exit over the bridge on right) to the Grand Central Parkway

East (Exit 29, exit forks – stay left) … Grand Central Parkway will become the Northern State

Parkway East, follow to Exit 31A (Meadowbrook Parkway South) … Take the Meadowbrook

Parkway to Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”) … Follow “From All Points,”

below.

 

From eastern Long Island:

Take the Northern State Parkway West, to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A) or take

the Southern State Parkway West to the Meadowbrook Parkway North (Exit 22N) … Stay on the

Meadowbrook Parkway until Exit M4 (sign reads “Hempstead” and “Coliseum”) … Follow

“From All Points,” below.

 

Public Transportation:

From New York City: The Long Island Rail Road provides regular commuter service from

Pennsylvania Station in New York City to the Hempstead station, which is less than two miles

from Hofstra’s campus … Pennsylvania Station is located at 34th Street and 8th Avenue, below

Madison Square Garden. Take the Long Island Rail Road East on the Hempstead Branch to the

final stop “Hempstead.” Depending on the day and time, a complimentary blue Hofstra bus may

be waiting at the station to take visitors and students to the Hofstra campus. The bus makes

several stops on campus. Otherwise, just take a taxi for a short 5-minute trip to the Hofstra

campus.