NY Islanders arena hope still alive on Long Island
The New York Islanders may still get a new arena on Long Island,
but in a different county.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy says he welcomes the idea of
the hockey team moving to the eastern end of the island that he
represents, as long as it’s good for the team and for the
He said on Saturday he called team owner Charles Wang (WONG’)
last week to talk about the idea. Messages to an Islanders
spokesman were not immediately returned.
Voters in neighboring Nassau County rejected a plan Monday to
borrow $400 million for a new hockey arena.
The Islanders’ lease at Nassau Coliseum ends in 2015.
Wong has said his goals for the team are to win the Stanley Cup
and to stay on Long Island.