The New York Islanders are in the midst of trying to get into Belmont Park as a permanent residence. One writer is fairly confident that it’ll happen.
I hate bets, usually, because I never win, but also because I’m very superstitious and don’t want to jinx anything. Well, Joe Dowd is a bit more boisterous and confident with his opinion, because he says to “bet the ranch” that the New York Islanders will be in Belmont.
His article I found very interesting, and also entertaining because of his tone but I won’t bore you with my interest in the written language. Regardless, Joe Dowd, who writes for Long Island Business News, seems beyond confident that the Isles are in good shape with their RFP.
His main citation here is what Belmont is looking for and what each participant can provide to the state. Belmont is looking for a “premier destination for entertainment, sports, recreation, retail and hospitality.”
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That’s when the Islanders come in with their Arena/Concert Venue plan. The people who can also benefit from the Islanders moving to Belmont, James Dolan, Scott Malkin, Anthony Malkin and the MSG Networks (Owned by Dolan) also are major financial backers of Governor Cuomo says Dowd.
I’ve said for a while now that Belmont makes the most sense, but to me, this just adds the icing on the cake. In fear of jinxing it I won’t place any bets or make any guarantees but Joe Dowd may be on to something here.
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