The ongoing quest for a home for the New York Islanders continues. After their move from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York following the 2014-15 NHL season, the search was thought to be over. But after two seasons of dwindling attendance and a murky future in the building, the team is once again setting its sights on greener pastures.
This time, majority owners Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin are eyeing the Belmont Park location in Long Island, New York for a new arena and one of the owners is admitting that it’s pretty much “Belmont or bust.”
Check out owner Jon Ledecky’s comments on the matter, courtesy of Scott Shoshnick:
That’s a bold strategy. Granted, the Isles have Barclays as a fall-back option, but with all the rumors surrounding hungry NHL markets like Seattle and Quebec City, would a relocation surprise anyone? Let’s hope that the Islanders and the state of New York can come to some kind of agreement on the future of the team before fans lose this historic franchise.