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Islanders release new Belmont Park Arena renderings, details

We have some more information about the future home of the New York Islanders (NHL) under construction, as new Belmont Park Arena renderings and details are announced.

That the new arena would embrace the history of the Belmont Park site is not a surprise: that had been made clear when the first site plans were released. But this new master entrance goes a step beyond and adds more bold racetrack graphics to the mix.

As with any new arena, there will be an emphasis on social spaces. This rendering clearly not reflect the current best practices for social distances; the hope is that we’ll be back to some level of normalcy by the time the arena opens.

The Belmont Park Arena renderings also include a sharp-looking bowl.

We also know these details from the Islanders website:

  • 17,000-seat arena built for Islanders hockey (19,000 seats for music)
  • Highest resolution scoreboard in New York
  • New LIRR station with direct service to Manhattan (Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station) and plenty of parking
  • Two outdoor terraces open to all guests
  • Eight bars with views of the ice
  • More restrooms per person than any arena in metro NY
  • Unique premium offerings like the Spotlight Club, where guests will have views of the team tunnel and see players going on and off of the ice
  • Safe standing section
  • State of the art team training facility

The new arena is set to open for the 2021-2022 season.

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