Queens For the New York Islanders? It Beats Kansas City

May 12th, 2010 by Michael Gasparino Leave a reply »
Charles Wang has said all along that he was going to keep his options open. So to hear that Wang has been in discussions with Jeff Wilpon of the New York Mets about moving the team to a new arena in the vicinity of Citi Field should surprise exactly no one.
The Iron Triangle, as the glut of auto body, muffler, and chop shops adjacent to Citi Field, is high on mayor Mike Bloomberg's list of areas he'd like to see revitalized. And Wilpon, in his interview with Newsday, is looking for another sports team to join the Mets in the area to help anchor the proposed new development.

Wilpon said he's spoken to Wang and also with Major League Soccer about getting a team to Queens, and has even discussed possible ownership of the Islanders.

Think Ed Mangano and Kate Murray are listening? They should be.

Wang has been silent as he has for months. He seems content to let others do the talking and the speculating about what his next move is going to be. It's a smart move. Now Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead can start to envision what it could be like without the Islanders. Instead of the lighthouse, they could have a casino; or an arena with no tenant.

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