Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello joined with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Islanders co-owner John Ledecky, and other elected officials to announce that the New York Islanders will play at least 60 games over the next three seasons at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.
“This is a homecoming for the Islanders,” said Presiding Officer Nicolello. “This building is where the team became one of the most successful franchises in sports history, and Nassau County is where they belong.”
The Islanders will play a portion of their games at the NYCB Live Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum while an arena is being constructed at Belmont Park. The Islanders plan to play 12 regular season games at the Coliseum next year, and 48 regular and preseason games in the following two years. Governor Cuomo announced that New York State will contribute $6 million to upgrade the arena to better meet NHL standards.
Pictured in the photo above, left to right: Islanders Captain John Tavares, Presiding Officer Nicolello, Islanders player Johnny Boychuk, and Islanders co-owner John Ledecky.