Ra Welcomes the Islanders Back Home to Nassau County

A Statement from Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square)
December 20, 2017

"I was happy to join Gov. Cuomo and our local officials this morning to welcome the Islanders home to Nassau County with the announcement of a Belmont arena,” said Ra. “This is an exciting day for our local area and Islanders fans everywhere as development at Belmont Racetrack, including a new arena and year-round LIRR access, will finally become a reality. While there is still much work to be done, I thank Gov. Cuomo, the Islanders ownership group and their partners for their commitment to western Nassau County. I hope they will come together with the local community to ensure that their final vision for this site incorporates the needs of our local area and becomes a destination that will enhance the lives of our residents. As a lifelong Islanders fan, I look forward to a new generation of fans having the opportunity to cheer for our Islanders back in their rightful home."