Hockey Islanders take next step in path to Belmont by Chris Passarelli July 9, 2019 Shovels are not yet in the ground for the new Belmont Arena, but Islanders fans are ecstatic following the news that New York State has certified the Environmental Impact statement for the arena. In laments terms, it’s another checkmark in what has been a long and drawn out process for the new arena. https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1148359579639660544 New York has come out with a plan to have a full-service train station to Belmont Park from all branches of the Long Island Rail Road. While it’s still a certainty that most branches will have to transfer at Jamaica, it’s a step in the right direction for the team. There are still a few more hurdles to overcome but all signs point to construction beginning at the end of the summer. It’s been a long time coming for Islanders fans, as the team split last season between Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center for their home games. They will do the same in the 2019-20 season, with 21 games being played at the Coliseum and 20 games at Barclays. There are rumors that once a shovel is in the ground at Belmont, they may play the entirety of their home games in Nassau. However, that’s just heresay for now. Either way, it’s a big announcement for the Islanders’ future home. Post Views: 889 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsBelmont ParkNew York IslandersNew York State Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot Mic Tim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and Insights The National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video) On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video) On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Local stars win silver at the ISBHF World Championships Will the Islanders pull trigger on Marner offer sheet?