Gov. Kathy Hochul, joined by New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Tim Leiweke of the Oak View Group, cut the ribbon on the brand new UBS Arena at Belmont Park Nov. 19, 2021. (Photo by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor) After a three-decades-long saga to have their own home in the metropolitan area, the New York Islanders celebrated the official opening of UBS Arena in Elmont, N.Y. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. “This is a historic day for the New York Islanders organization,” said team co-owner Jon Ledecky. The atmosphere at the event, held a day before the Islanders’ opening games over the weekend against Calgary and Toronto, was jubilant. For the fans of the NHL club, after 30 years of team ownership follies, a failed voter referendum, political battles, threats to move to other markets like Kansas City,… Continue Reading Jubilant UBS Arena Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony A Long Time Coming For Islanders

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