Yesterday the New York Islanders and NYCFC gave their pitch for their redevelopment plans for Belmont Park. The meeting took place at Elmont Memorial High School.
The New York Islanders are trying to land Belmont Park as their permanent home, everyone knows this by now. Well, yesterday the Islanders took a big step towards making that dream a reality with a listening session at Elmont High School.
First thing’s first I have to give credit to Jim Baumbach and Randi Marshall who did a great job keeping the Islanders fans aware of what was happening at the meeting. We’re going to take a look at some of the tweets from people who were at the event today and talk about what it means for the Islanders.
Not only did the Islanders provide a plan for their arena they also want there to be entertainment, hotels and a village of shops. That’s already off to a better start than NYCFC who showed up with a one slide power point (can it even be considered a power point if it’s just one slide?).
In addition to that, the Islanders group said they will work with the LIRR to make Belmont a full-time stop. This is huge as it gives fans the option to take mass transit to games, something they didn’t have at the Coliseum.
Finally, here’s a look at the plan for the Islanders arena:
The combination of the track, arena, shops, and hotels seems like a nice addition to the town of Elmont. It turns Belmont Park into the place to be all year round, rather than just one day a year.
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