With the question lingering about where the Islanders will play in the near future, Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said the organization is putting all of its efforts to build an arena at Belmont Park.
On Tuesday, Ledecky spoke to reporters and said the Islanders plan to play next season at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but beyond that, ownership hopes that the team can get their desired arena in Elmont.
"We are locked and loaded on Belmont," Ledecky said, according to Newsday. "We have blinders on for Belmont. We are not looking at other places or other opportunities. We want to make Belmont a reality. ... The best home and the only home for the New York Islanders moving forward should be the Belmont arena."
The state-owned land at Belmont Park, which the Islanders sent in a proposal to develop the arena, would be conveniently located near the Long Island Rail Road, Ledecky told reporters.
"This is all about the arena," Ledecky said. "It is not a real estate play."
Earlier on Tuesday, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark said the deal to have the Islanders play in Brooklyn made little economic sense.
"I guess he's saying the people on their side didn't make a good deal," Ledecky responded.