The construction of the Belmont Park Arena, the new arena of the New York Islanders, had to be stopped due to the pandemic of the COVID-19.
Because of the decision of the governor of the State of New York Andrew Cuomo to stop all construction work to be non-essential, the site of Belmont Park had to be abandoned temporarily, was confirmed by the team on Friday evening.
The new home of the “Isles”, located in Elmont in Nassau county, had to be completed in time for the start of the season 2021-2022.
“We support the efforts of governor Cuomo to eliminate the virus from the COVID-19, said the president and general manager Lou Lamoriello in a statement. It has been an important person behind the construction of the Belmont Park Arena.”
“The progress of the work since the first shovelful of dirt was incredible, and it is necessary to give the credit to the construction workers who have been there every day. These workers are part of our community and we love to learn in safety and in health.”
Since the beginning of the season 2018-2019, the Islanders competing for their meetings at the house sometimes at the Nassau Coliseum, sometimes at the Barclays Center.