Islanders Rumors

New York Islanders Fans Prefer Belmont Over Willets Point

By Matt O'Leary
Jun 8, 2016; Elmont, NY, USA; Workers prepare the track for practice in preparation for the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 8, 2016; Elmont, NY, USA; Workers prepare the track for practice in preparation for the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports /
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In light of the recent drama concerning the New York Islanders and the possible change of locations Eyes On Isles ran a poll to see where Islanders fans would prefer the Islanders go.

Belmont slightly edged out the Willets Point location in a tight battle. 52% of fans who voted preferred Belmont which means they want the Isles to comeback to Hempstead Turnpike, just a little bit to the West of where they previously were.

I’d have to agree with the fans who voted. I too would prefer Belmont over Willets Point. Would sharing an area with the Mets be cool? Absolutely, what makes Belmont more appealing is it’s closer proximity to the fansbase on Long Island.

This is appealing to train commuters and drivers. There could be Islanders tailgating again! Which was sorely missed by myself not being able to tailgate especially in the playoffs.

There’s been a ton of complaints about the Barclays Center as it’s been a rough transition. With either of these locations the Islanders will have their own arena yet again, which I think will work out better for them.

None of these plans are set in stone, it’s July so I’m sure they got blown out of proportion. It’s just nice to think about what could be. I wanted to get a feeling for what the fans thought on this subject. Thank you to the 174 people who voted, there will be many of these polls during the season as well if you didn’t get a chance to vote.

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No matter where they play we all want to see a good product on the ice, which the Islanders have given us the last two years. Whether it’s Brooklyn, Queens or Belmont Park I’m just hoping for a competitive team who has a shot at the cup.

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