‘It’s our Mona Lisa’: ‘Going to the Match’ set to sell for $9M at auction
Coney Island, N.Y. – Coney Island’s “Going to the Match” ballroom will be auctioned off at Christie’s today and will bring in between $9 million and $12 million, a Christie’s spokesman said.
The auction will start at 10 a.m. at the Hilton Manhattan Beach, and will be live streamed from Christie’s website.
The auction house has said that the ballroom was once the largest in the United States and featured 1,250-plus chairs for private parties.
The ballroom still features the same floor plan, including a huge dance floor that was once open to the New York Mets baseball team, and was considered one of the best.
Coney Island and Bridgehampton, NY have been selling off its historic buildings and assets. This year, the town of Bridgehampton is selling off the historic Ocean Club and the Bridgehampton Country Club, and the town is selling a three-story, 100,000-square-foot building that had been the home of the Ocean Club.
The Ballroom is one of the few buildings on the block that has not been sold off.
The Ballroom was at the heart of the Coney Island economy and had a large role in the community, according to its past owner, the New York Yankees baseball team.
The Ballroom originally opened in 1925 and closed in 1998.
It is located at 930-932 Atlantic Street.
The building was most recently owned by the New York Yankees.
The two main floors are office space, the second floor is devoted to meeting rooms and the third floor is the ballroom.
Earlier this year, Christie’s sold the original Ocean Club, at its original location on Ocean Avenue, for about $11 million.
After the ballroom’s owners, the New York