New renderings of the New York Islanders arena at Belmont Park were released.
The New York Islanders might be having short-term arena issues again, but we know their long-term future is settled. The Islanders will have a new state-of-the-art arena at Belmont Park. There is no doubt of this.
Construction on the new arena started back up recently under Phase one of New York states plan to reopen. By all accounts, the arena will be completed on time, even though construction was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To get fans hyped about the new arena, that isn't scheduled to open until the 2021-22 NHL season, the team released a few new renderings of the arena as well as some new details.
No More Bathroom Issues
On Thursday, the New York Islanders announced that they're creating a bi-weekly newsletter just for Belmont updates called: Belmont Buzz. Along with that announcement the team published a few ice-level renderings of the venue (along with a few others).
The sightlines look amazing everywhere around the arena. The banners are all there. The scoreboard looks great. But to me, the massive displays of the four cups is the piece-de-resistance.
But it gets better.
Along with some of the renderings, the team included a few key details about the arena, like how many bathrooms it'll have:
- Two outdoor terraces open for everyone
- Eight (eight!) bars with a direct view of the ice.
- More restrooms per person than any other arena in the metro area
- LIRR station and plenty of parking
With more restrooms per person, gone are the days of leaving your seat to hit the stalls and grab a beer with five minutes left in the first period only to get back to your seat with five minutes left in the second period.
The news about the Nassau Coliseum possibly shutting down and possibly forcing the Isles to play in Brooklyn for 2020-21 is a bit of a downer. Even though playing in Brooklyn wouldn't be that terrible. But if you needed a little pick me up, Belmont is right there to make you feel better.