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: 593 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TopicsBelmont ParkNew York IslandersNew York State Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Hockey NY Rangers Coach, Players Talk Return to Play and NHL Bubble After four-plus months of waiting, 24 National Hockey League (NHL) teams will finally return... You Know I’m Right, Episode 25: A Healthy Dose Of Sports Nutrition (Audio) On the 25th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined... UBS Arena: A New Home for the Islanders The New York Islanders’ new arena has a name. Swiss banking company UBS has... A Conversation with NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek Recently, I had a great opportunity to interview E.J. Hradek, who was a phenomenal... Local stars win silver at the ISBHF World Championships Who Will Be the Best Team in New York Next Season?