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New York Islanders Daily: Belmont Arena Construction Update

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Justify #1, ridden by jockey Mike Smith breaks from the gate during the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2018 in Elmont, New York. Justify becomes the thirteenth Triple Crown winner and the first since American Pharoah in 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
ELMONT, NY - JUNE 09: Justify #1, ridden by jockey Mike Smith breaks from the gate during the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2018 in Elmont, New York. Justify becomes the thirteenth Triple Crown winner and the first since American Pharoah in 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders new arena will begin construction sooner than we originally thought according to General Manager Lou Lamoriello.

In just a few short seasons the New York Islanders will be christening their new home at Belmont Park. In the meantime, there have been numerous discussions as to where the team will play their home games for the next two seasons.

Many anticipated for the Belmont Arena to begin construction towards the late Spring. Yesterday, Lou Lamoriello cleared the air when it comes to the arena news and it’s a positive step for the Islanders.

Lou Lamoriello said there will be shovels in the ground early in the new year. That’s a phenomenal sign for the Islanders, the process of getting this started seemed to go on for a long time and some began to worry about the legitimacy of the project.

With this cleared up the Islanders will have two and a half years to have their new arena built and ready for opening night of the 2021-2022 season. Just think how different things will be in three years. Mathew Barzal, Ryan Pulock, and Oliver Wahlstrom will likely be the team’s young core of guys.

The Islanders should have a nice fun core by the time 2021-2022 comes around when they’re ready to open the doors to their new arena. Positive times are coming for this team, just be patient.

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