New York Islanders Should Move to Queens

August 5th, 2011 by Billy Smith Leave a reply »
Days after the New York Islanders' arena vote failed, the team's owner Charles Wang has started to begin searching for other options. One option could be to move the team to the next county to the west, Queens.

The Islanders would really benefit from being in that area. Queens has major transportation areas that could be very helpful in getting people their. Also, Wang could finally have things done his way. Getting a project similar to the proposed Lighthouse Project that was in Nassau would be a big boost.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce executive director, Jack Friedman, has said "I really believe this is the time for Queens County to open up their arms." Queens was interested when the Lighthouse Project fell through back in 2009.

It certainly seems like the Islanders have much support from other areas. With Wang wanting to keep the Isles on Long Island and Queens wanting the team, it seems like a no-brainer. But where would it be built you ask?

The Islanders would most likely build an arena near Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, in an area called Willets Point. The area could use redevelopment and this arena plan ...

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