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Islanders Welcomed Back To LI At Belmont Park

August 25, 2019


PROMISING MORE THAN 12,000 CONSTRUCTION JOBS AND 3100 PERMANENT JOBS. WAS — BUST OUT THE BLUE AND ORANGE, THE ISLANDERS ARE COMING BACK HOME. THIS IS A $1 BILLION INVESTMENT. Reporter: THE NEW HOME FOR THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS WILL SIT ON 36 ACRES THE — AROUND THE BELMONT RACETRACK WERE SHOPPING, A HOTEL AND COMMUNITY CENTER. TO THE GREAT COMMUNITY OF BELMONT THIS WILL BE MORE THAN AN ARENA, THIS SITE WILL BE THE HOME OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Reporter: THE ISLANDERS BID BEAT OUT ONE PROPOSED BY THE NEW YORK CITY SOCCER TEAM, WHICH CURRENTLY PLAYS AT YANKEE STADIUM. FANS AND NEIGHBORS ALIKE HAPPY THE ISLANDERS ARE PLANNING TO LEAVE THE BARCLAYS IN BROOKLYN AFTER THREE SEASONS. MY DAD IT WENT ALL THE GAZES HE WAS A. HE STOPPED GOING. NOW WE ARE EXCITED. Reporter: NOW THE TEAM HAS THE LOWEST ATTENDANCE RATE IN THE NHL. THE ISLANDERS ARE CERTAIN THIS WILL BRING FANS BACK. A CONCERN FOR SOME NEIGHBORS. OTHERS SAY SIMPLY, WELCOME HOME. WE HAVE THE BELMONT RACETRACK IN THE BELMONT STAKES. THE WHOLE TOWN TURNS INTO A BIG PARTY. Reporter: THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL BE APPEALING TO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE NHL TO ALLOW THE ISLANDERS TO PLAY AT THE NASSAU COLISEUM. IN THE MEANTIME ALL OF THIS IS BEING BILLED. ALTHOUGH NHL RULES REQUIRE MORE SEATING THAN IS AVAILABLE THERE. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 13,000 SEATS IN THE REDESIGNED

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