NYCFC Lose Out On Belmont Stadium Bid

NYCFC Lose Out On Belmont Stadium Bid

In July, the agency announced another request for proposal process for the site, saying a successful bidder will have to show its plans will "maximize" economic benefits to the state, create "premier destinations" for entertainment, retail and sports "with uses that are complementary to the existing Belmont Park racetrack".

Barclays Center is not terrible and the Islanders are a great home team, but, the arena is not great for hockey and does not have the same ambiance or ice conditions as the Nassau Coliseum, the Isles' previous home.

There is also a 200-to-250-room hotel, 435,000-square feet of retail space and a 10,000-square foot "innovation" center, per Baumbach.

The bidding process was run through Cuomo's Empire State Development agency, which oversees economic development programs in NY. Islanders owner Jonathan Ledecky didn't immediately return a text message seeking comment. The team has said they intend on playing in Brooklyn at least through next season. The Islanders have the league's worst attendance, averaging about 11,642 a game this season. The move follows a contentious run in Brooklyn after a move from the Nassau Coliseum. Another bid for the site which was not accepted was put in by the New York Football Club.

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It is just the first step for the Islanders, who still need to get out of their current 25-year lease with the Barclays Center. It's accessible by auto and by regional rail, and would bring the Islanders closer to their historical Nassau County fan base.

The team's bid beat out the bid submitted by the MLS franchise, NYCFC, who really wants a stadium in New York City, namely the Bronx.

The news also comes at a good time because the deadlines for re-negotiating the lease at Barclays is coming up and the Islanders now have a set plan of their future.

Barclays Center officials months ago made a proposal for the Islanders to utilize Nassau Coliseum as a temporary venue until the new arena is ready, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.

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