Thumbs-up for billion-dollar NY Islanders arena



Linkedin Twitter

NY Islanders Belmont Raceway Image: NY Arena Partners LLC

The Empire State Development Corporation recently green lighted a proposal to build a billion-dollar arena at Belmont Park. The controversial billion-dollar arena at Belmont Park will be of 19,000-seat capacity and will also comprise a 250-room hotel and is set to open in 2021.

The proposal got the nod from all six board members of the Corporation after a meeting in Manhattan and would set the construction process rolling for the New York Islanders’ next home.

“We are proud of the open, public process this project has gone through over the last two years, strengthened by the input and support of community members who made their voices heard and helped improve the plan, resulting in a positive outcome,” board Chairman Howard Zemsky said after the approval.

Reports stated that the arena will spread across 43 acres of state-owned property at Belmont Park. The stadium will be built by a private development company, the Mets and the owners of the Islanders.

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on venues business news. Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues.

Watch 150 member-exclusive videos with valuable tips for your venue



« Previous News:
» Next News:



More News

Standard Liege stadium gets final approval

‘The Reds’ venue revamp plans greenlighted

Published: April 15th, 2021

The Belgian top-flight football club Standard de Liège was finally given the nod by the concerned... » Read more

MSG Sphere Las Vegas taking shape

MSG Sphere sphere shape to come to the fore

Published: April 15th, 2021

The MSG Sphere at The Venetian (US) will soon start looking more sphere-shaped as 32 massive roof... » Read more

Allegiant Stadium to host 2021 Concacaf final

Concacaf showpiece in ‘Death Star’ kitty

Published: April 15th, 2021

Sports association Concacaf has announced that the Final of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup – the... » Read more

All major UK sports bodies back up covid-passport for fans

UK sports bodies ‘game’ for vaccine passports

Published: April 15th, 2021

Key sports bodies of the United Kingdom have come out in support of the use of vaccine passports... » Read more


Receive global sports venue NEWS twice a week in your inbox