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Volume 24 No. 216
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Islanders Close To Deal To Play Games At Barclays, Nassau

The Islanders are "closing in on an agreement to play a mix of the team's regular-season games at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum in the years leading up to the opening of the new arena at Belmont Park," according to sources. It is "not yet known how the games will be structured." The team has been "negotiating with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment" since its plan to develop Belmont Park was announced as the winning arena bid, and they "have until Jan. 30 to complete the opt-out process." The earliest the Belmont arena is "likely to be ready" is the '21-22 season (NEWSDAY.com, 1/23).