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Sources: Islanders In Talks With Mets Owners About Hockey Arena Near Citi Field

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 16

The Islanders are in talks with the Mets' owners "about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens," according to sources cited by Scott Soshnick of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Sources said that the Willets Point neighborhood "is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s current hom...

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