Islanders Round Table: Belmont RFP Success Or Flat Out Drama

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Rebecca Attar

Theoretically, the Belmont Park RFP sounds like a good idea but the whole issue might not be as easy or soon as we would like. However, I believe that it’s the most viable for the Isles.

It’s pretty evident that the Islanders along with their fans aren’t satisfied with the Barclays Center situation. From bad ice to seats with obstructed views, something needs to be done. Especially now with the possibility of Tavares not resigning. Right now they want to show Tavares that they’re all in and dead set on improving the team including the arena situation.

Will resolving the arena situation alone convince JT to stay? No, but knowing something is being done, sure will help. Which is why I believe the Islanders will be taking this bid seriously.

So here’s what needs to happen if the isles want to be playing in Elmont sometime in the future. First and foremost the Islanders have around six weeks to put together an appealing bid until the deadline on September 18th. Then the proposal needs to be approved. This is when the building of the new arena can commence. Overall it’s quite a lengthy process, even if everything goes smoothly to which there’s no guarantee. But it’s a start and hopefully it pans out with minimal setbacks.