Monday, December 11, 2017
Soccer or hockey stadium may be headed to Belmont
From CBS 2:
What does the future hold for the vacant lots at Belmont Park?
More than 200 of its neighbors went to Elmont High School on Sunday to find out what two New York sports teams have in mind. As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, most locals weren’t very happy about what they heard.
“Like it or not, the residents of this area are getting a stadium, and the congestion is going to be mind boggling,” one man said.
“It’s going to be nightmare,” another person added.
The New York City Football Club, partly owned by the New York Yankees, hopes to transform part of the property north of Hempstead Turnpike into a 26,000 seat open-air stadium for its professional soccer team.
Meanwhile, the New York Islanders want to turn that property into a world class sports and entertainment facility, including an 18,000 seat arena for the professional hockey team.