Last week was a fantastic week, if you are an Islanders fan. No, you did not see a free agent signing; no, you did not see a trade happening.
However, a new home for our beloved hockey club, is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Last week – the Empire State Development Corporation approved the $1.3 Billion dollar plan to make 43 acres of land at the Belmont Park facility, the new home of Long Island’s major professional sports franchise.
And the Booster Club was there.
President Claire Harding, and three generations from one family, John D’Errico, Stacie Moisa and Kimberly Moisa, were asked by the organization to attend the meeting, and be a part of the speakers, advising the ESD to move forward with the project. Islander co-owner Jon Ledecky was quite emotional when he got up to speak, mentioning the fans that came to support the project, and advised everyone there, that this project would be a destination for all Long Islanders, and that the Isles deserved this project.
The vote was unanimously approved, with the final vote for approval happening in Albany on Tuesday. Once that vote is finalized, then the next step would be to break ground and have the process being to get the new home of the New York Islanders starting.