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Currently, Seattle, Houston and Quebec City are all seeking NHL teams for relocation.The winning Belmont bid gives the Islanders a new home and some much-needed clarity about their future -- a necessity in their contract negotiations with superstar Another group also had submitted a proposal to Empire State Development in September.The Islanders will be able to begin their project: an 18,000-seat arena that would host around 150 events each year, as well as a hotel, a retail village and a 10,000-square-foot "innovation center" that will be developed with the community.The team is partnering with Sterling Project Development -- run by the Wilpon family, which owns the New York Mets -- and Oak View Group, which is also spearheading the redevelopment of KeyArena in Seattle for potential NHL expansion.Belmont Park racetrack, which opened in 1905, runs thoroughbred meets from April through July and then in September through October.The Islanders relocated from Nassau Coliseum to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015.
 The team signed a 25-year lease agreement with the Barclays Center before last season, but Newsday reports that both parties have opt-out clauses that they could trigger following the 2018-19 season.Neither the Islanders or Barclays have commented on the situation, but we’ll keep you informed as it develops.

The move was met with immediate resistance from Islanders fans, as the arena wasn't built for hockey -- hundreds of seats had obstructed views of the ice, and the scoreboard above the rink was off-center.Capacity for hockey in Brooklyn is 15,795, the second-smallest in the NHL.Both Barclays Center and the Islanders have opt-out clauses in their contract, although speculation is that the Islanders would play there until a new building is ready.Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky has said that there was no "Plan B" if the Belmont bid failed, putting the future of the franchise in doubt. When the Islanders do finally move into their new home, it’s likely that they’ll be staying there for a very long time. The NYRA is trying to build a new stadium of some sort on a vacant 28-acre lot it has sitting close by the Belmont, and four companies (including soccer’s New York Cosmos, who intend to build a 25,000 seat venue, hotel and retail complex) have already submitted bids.It’s clear that neither of these options have been agreed to and these are just initial discussions about the possibility of moving the team, after many fans expressed displeasure with the move to Brooklyn. A formal announcement featuring Gov. The Islanders' proposal for an arena to be constructed next to the Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont has been selected as the winning bid, according to Newsday and multiple reports. According to Jim Baumbach of Newsday, the team has a “non-relocation” agreement of 25 years with Belmont Park. According to a report, the New York Islanders and Barclays Center are parting ways, as the arena feels it would make more money without the NHL team. The Islanders were vying with New York City FC of Major League Soccer to develop the area around the racetrack, with the soccer team hoping to build a 26,000-seat open-air stadium. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected Wednesday.The Islanders were vying with New York City FC of Major League Soccer to develop the area around the racetrack, with the soccer team hoping to build a 26,000-seat open-air stadium. Latest On Possible Islanders Relocation July 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm CDT | by Gavin Lee Leave a Comment After reporting yesterday that the New York Islanders are considering a move out of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to a possible Queens address next to Citi Field, Newsday is now reporting that the team is in active negotiation that would bring them to Belmont Park in Elmont. Another proposal for Connecticut's first pro sports arena since the Hartford Civic Center demolition, this is in Fairfield County on the New York state line. The Islanders are staying in New York City metro area, but rumor has it te team may have home games in a future sports arena (the New Jersey Nets NBA team expected to move there) in Brooklyn, NY. The New York Islanders’ lack of guaranteed housing in their present neighborhood inevitably equals a “Will they or won’t they?” debate concerning the prospect of relocation..


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