Islanders Round Table: Belmont RFP Success Or Flat Out Drama
Oh boy, another long and tiring process that we have to endure about where this team will play for the foreseeable future. When the team first moved to Barclays I was happy because they were staying in the area.
Now that the relationship between the two has turned soured, Belmont creates a new hope for the Islanders to stay where they belong. Is it a forgone conclusion that the team will win the bid and build a brand new HOCKEY arena that they deserve?
No, but this is an opportunity that the organization has to seize and be very, very, very careful with the entire process. I do have my doubts and feel like it’s going to be dragged out and time is definitely not on the Islanders side.
They need to make sure they can put a team on the ice that will draw fans. Low attendance numbers certainly would question if a new arena would maximize profit. Ownership needs to make sure they have all their bases covered.