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New York Islanders Belmont Arena Dream One Step Closer

Today, New York state’s Empire State Development voted to approve the New York Islanders $1.3 billion proposal for a new arena at Belmont Park.

Along with a state of the art 19,000 seat arena for the New York Islanders, the plan calls for 350,000 square feet of retail space and a 250-room hotel.

With the approval passed, the Islanders are one huge step closer to getting shovels in the ground on this marquee project for the franchise and Long Island.

One More Step

The approval from Empire State Development (ESD) doesn’t yet clear the way for the Islanders to start digging at Belmont Park.