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Belmont Park LI development decsision down to two sports teams…

At this time the clubs having bids considered by the New York State Empire Development Corp……

New York Islanders

New York City FC soccer club

It is believed that the wining bidder will build a sports stadium, hotel and maybe some retail…..

There have local two local public meetings about the decision, which will be made by the state board whose head is picked by New York State Governor Cuomo…

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They would like to buld a 20,000 seat NHL regulation venue…..They are leaving the Broolyn Barcley’s  Center after not being happy with set up and conditions  there….

Belmont is located in Nassau County where a good amount of their fan base is located….The site has train access and several major highway ‘s running by it…

National Hocket League season is 82 games from October thru April and a bit beyond for champship games….

From  the end of the season to that fall there venue will need to attract revenue generating events to pay its bills….In addition, the  car traffic and up to 20, 000 [eople in one place will require addtional support from the Nassc County Police (Or NY State Police), New York City Police (Traffic / The location is a few feet from  the Queens NYC line) as well as the Elmont Fire Department, which a volunteer operation….

One assumes that the state will consider a way to distrubute ‘fee’s in lieu  of taxes’ to the country and loacl Fire Departements since the property belongs to New York State NOT Nassau County which must supply the above listed support…

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Breaking…NHL, union reach tentative agreement……

Pro Ice Hockey is back people….

….from USA Today….

The NHL is back, and federal mediator Scot L. Beckenbaugh will get credit for the save.

Commissioner Gary Bettman publicly thanked Beckenbaugh after he brought the NHL and NHL Players’ Association together during a 16-hour marathon bargaining session that ended just before 4 a.m. Sunday with a new 10-year collective-bargaining agreement that ends a 113-day old lockout and ensures the start of the 2012-13 season.

“There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed upon,” Bettman said.

Details of the season have not been finalized, but there won’t be fewer than 48 games and there could be more. The season will start on or before Jan. 19.

“Scot Beckenbaugh, next time I’m in NYC, dinner is on me,” Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner said on Twitter. “Thanks for helping get us back on the ice.”

NHL officials will be crossing their fingers that fans come back as enthusiastically as they did after a lockout canceled the 2004-05 season.

“Even on days when I thought I didn’t care and would boycott, I was deluding myself,” said Nashville Predators fan Michael Bagnall of Murfreesboro, Tenn. “I’m just so damn glad to have my sport coming back.”

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