New York Islanders Release New Renderings of Belmont Park Arena

Renderings: @Islanders

Construction for the two new NHL arenas have struggled to maintain development schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after experiencing several delays, it appears that both the new arenas in Seattle and New York will be able to meet their original deadlines for opening day of the 2021-2022 season. In anticipation of their future opening, the Islanders recently released new architectural renderings of their new facility at Belmont Park.

The Islanders announced on March 27th that construction of their new arena at Belmont Park, scheduled to open for the 2021-2022 season, had been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in early May, Governor Cuomo allowed construction on large projects to resume as part of his plan to reopen the state economy. Construction subsequently continued with the new arena still set to open for the 2021-2022 season.

Additional details from the Islanders website:

  • 17,000-seat arena built for Islanders hockey (19,000 seats for music)
  • Highest resolution scoreboard in New York
  • New LIRR station with direct service to Manhattan (Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station) and plenty of parking
  • Two outdoor terraces open to all guests
  • Eight bars with views of the ice
  • More restrooms per person than any arena in metro NY
  • Unique premium offerings like the Spotlight Club, where guests will have views of the team tunnel and see players going on and off of the ice
  • Safe standing section
  • State of the art team training facility

New York’s Nassau Coliseum is shutting down indefinitely while seeking investors to take over operations and pick up the remaining debt on the building, according to Bloomberg. The Long Island arena is one of two homes for the NHL’s New York Islanders.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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