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Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena

amny.com — The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena

newsday.com — The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Islanders spoke to Mets about new arena next to Citi Field, source says

newsday.com — The new controlling owners of the Islanders have had conversations with the Wilpon family, majority owners of the Mets, about building an arena for the hockey team next to Citi Field, a person familiar with the situation said.

Buy or sell - or both - Yankees will be trying to win

newsday.com — Jim Baumbach Jim Baumbach is an investigative / enterprise sports reporter for Newsday. A Long Island native, he started working The pinstriped buy-or-sell debate was very much in its infancy when general manager Brian Cashman offered an opinion that still resonates today. "Who's to say we can't be buyers and sellers?"

Jon Ledecky won’t commit to Islanders games at new Coliseum

newsday.com — New Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky on Wednesday pledged his support to Brooklyn as the team's long-term home, but he would not do the same about potentially playing games at the renovated Nassau Coliseum.

Will the real Yankees please stand up?

newsday.com — Jim Baumbach Jim Baumbach is an investigative / enterprise sports reporter for Newsday. A Long Island native, he started working The beauty of baseball, and maybe even the curse of it, too, is that it's so easy to be fooled by what your eyes see. This year's Yankees present a perfect test case.

Time is ripe for Yankees to call up Aaron Judge

newsday.com — Jim Baumbach Jim Baumbach is an investigative / enterprise sports reporter for Newsday. A Long Island native, he started working There's a saying that Aaron Judge, the Yankees' top offensive prospect, likes to use whenever people ask him about being one phone call away from the majors. "Be where your feet are."

For first time, Buddy Ryan will watch Rex's Jets in person

newsday.com — Buddy Ryan hasn't been to a Jets game this season. The former NFL coach is a month shy of 76 years old, and traveling isn't as easy or enjoyable anymore. Watching his son's first year as a head coach on TV suited the famous father just fine.

NHL approves Scott Malkin, Jonathan Ledecky as Islanders’ majority owners

amny.com — NHL owners on Wednesday approved the transfer of majority ownership in the Islanders from Charles Wang to the duo of Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky, commissioner Gary Bettman said. The vote took place at the league's board of governors meeting in Las Vegas.

NHL approves Scott Malkin, Jonathan Ledecky as Islanders’ majority owners

newsday.com — NHL owners on Wednesday approved the transfer of majority ownership in the Islanders from Charles Wang to the duo of Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky, commissioner Gary Bettman said. The vote took place at the league's board of governors meeting in Las Vegas.
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Jul 26, 2016

@norf06 assuming one side opts out....contractually, they're obligated to play three more years... But ways from that happening I think.

Jul 26, 2016

@4Isles4Life @NewsdaySports that's moneymaker for developers to make housing worthwhile. Arena would seem to be in that spot theoretically.

Jul 26, 2016

Regardless, the lawsuit that's holding up Willets project won't be resolved until winter, so hard to see something materializing beforehand.

Jul 26, 2016

That quote comes from a de Blasio spokesman in response to my question about the Islanders possibly moving to Queens.

Jul 26, 2016

“de Blasio administration remains committed to existing plans that would bring hundreds of units of affordable housing to Willets Point.”

Jul 26, 2016

While NYS is wooing the Islanders to go to Belmont, I hear that the city mayor's office is not exactly pushing for them to go to Willets.

Jul 26, 2016

NYC EDC spokesman added, "Our primary focus at Willets Point remains delivering much needed affordable housing for the people of Queens.”

Jul 26, 2016

Willets Point project, of course, is stuck in courts regarding the use of the Citi Field parking lot. Decision isn't expected for months.


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