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New York Islanders Daily: Belmont On Track For 2021-2022 Season

EAST MEADOW, NY - AUGUST 29: New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky addresses the guests during the New York Islanders memorial service for Al Arbour on August 29, 2016 in East Meadow, New York. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
EAST MEADOW, NY - AUGUST 29: New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky addresses the guests during the New York Islanders memorial service for Al Arbour on August 29, 2016 in East Meadow, New York. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders co-owner, John Ledecky is confident the Belmont project will be ready for the 2021-2022 season despite some recent pushback.

Recently, there’s been some pushback with the New York Islanders Belmont Park arena. Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said to Newsday yesterday that there’s no reason to worry about the Belmont arena.

Ledecky is confident that the Islanders will be in their new building for the 2021-2022 season just as they originally planned.

"“We’re keenly focused on making sure the project stays on track, and I’ve been assured by many parties that is the case,” Ledecky said. “I’m very confident that’s where we will be playing our games in the 2021-22 season.”"

One of the concerns originally was traffic in the area. The LIRR is set to help out that fear by providing two trains before the game and two trains after, potentially cutting back on the number of cars that are going in and out of the area.

A representative from Empire State Development said that the project is “on track” for final approval in the second quarter of 2019. It’s been roughly, 15 months since the Isles have been awarded the Belmont Park bid.

Even with all the hiccups along the way, both ESD and Jon Ledecky seem confident in the arena being ready on time. By 2021-2022, the New York Islanders will have a brand new, state of the art home.

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