Islanders Round Table: Belmont RFP Success Or Flat Out Drama

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Jacob Seus

Over the last few days, the idea of playing in Belmont has gotten a bit clearer. The RFP for Belmont Park has been sent and it seems like the Islanders are in the driver’s seat. It appears safe to say is more than likely to happen.

With Nassau Coliseum and Barclays now in the rear view mirror, Belmont seemed like the only logical option left. With that being said, I have certainly had to learn about an RFP the last few weeks and I know I’m not alone. This was outside the realm of NHL knowledge.

The thought of a new arena has had me anxious for the team to make this a reality. I couldn’t tell you why this process won’t run smoothly, but does anything the Isles do ever go as planned? If the Isles can play in their new arena by the end of the decade it would be a huge success in my eyes.

End the talks of having nowhere to play, give Tavares a reason to put the pen to paper and let’s get going. The days of honking car horns in the parking lot and tailgating back on Long Island are not too far ahead of us.