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 Post subject: Islanders to build a New Arena @ Belmont Park?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm 
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The Islanders are reportedly going to propose a new arena to be built at Belmont Park. FOr us horse & Islander fans this might be a great deal. Looks like it would be located at the South parking lot, south of Hempstead Turnpike former site of the flea market, current site of 15,000 cars in storage.

Funding? Supposedly provided by Oak View Group - partnership between Madison Square Garden and some music hotshots. Cuomo is on-board. Lots of interesting intrigue with this one behind the scenes. Looks like a win-win-win for the big-shots for the following reasons


1. Cuomo Blocks a Future Casino - Protects his people @ Genting
2. Dolan/MSG beefs up the competition with Barclays Center & Nassau Coliseum - maybe drives them out of business as these two are in a heated battle for concerts & other events
3. Dolan / Rangers also benefits as long term it keeps the Islanders away from the City and City Corporate Money, which is MSG/Dolan lifeblood, maybe drives the Islanders out of town over the next ten years the Islanders really need that corporate money. Doubt they get much corporate support in Elmont.

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 Post subject: Re: Islanders to build a New Arena @ Belmont Park?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Islanders to build a New Arena @ Belmont Park?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:28 pm 
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Sounds like a practical plan for an almost empty parking lot.

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