NY Islanders Bid Selected For Belmont Park Development

The Islanders currently play at Barclays Center but are looking to move

The Islanders want to build an 18,000-seat, year-round arena that would host 150 events annually as well as 435,000-square feet of space for retail, a hotel with 200 to 250 rooms and a 10,000-square foot "innovation center" that would be developed with resident input.

On Tuesday morning, it was announced that "Empire State Development" picked the New York Islanders' bid to build on the land.

The Islanders are in desperate need of a new home and the news of a possible winning bid can not come soon enough. Repeated requests for comment from Empire State, the Islanders, NYCFC and their partners went unanswered.

The state has been trying for years to develop land it owns at Belmont, much of which has been used as parking during the annual Belmont Stakes (G1).

Moving back to Nassau County would also represent a compromise of sorts for Long Island fans, who have been clamoring for the team's return.

Joining the Islanders in the proposal is Oak View Group, whose investors include James Dolan's Madison Square Garden Co., which owns its namesake arena as well as the Knicks and Rangers, and Sterling Equities, which owns baseball's New York Mets. Most recently, they defeated the Los Angeles Kings in overtime this past Saturday.

NYCFC's bid featured "a 26,000-seat open-air stadium in addition to 400,000 square-feet of space for retail, a 5.2-acre community park and a 2-acre soccer facility". The Islanders and Barclays Center have spoken of amending their agreement, which could allow the team to play in Brooklyn while its new home is built.

Belmont Park is a world-famous horseracing track and now looks like it will expand.

Co-owner John Ledecky said the team will remain playing at the Barclays Center throughout the 2018 season, per their contract. The Long Island Rail Road stop in Belmont Park will reopen as well.

The team is now negotiating with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which operates Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, on amending their lease.

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