8 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • JANUARY 2022
WELCOMING UBS ARENA
HERE’S THE UPCOMING 2021-22
UBS ARENA SCHEDULE
BY JOE PANTORNO
After a three-decade saga, the New York
Islanders and their fans finally have a
home to call their own as UBS Arena at
Belmont Park opened its doors on Nov. 20.
Gone are the days of speculations and uncertainties
that threatened the franchise’s very
existence in New York. Gone are the days of
outdated amenities or the concept of trying to
fit a square peg in a round hole by playing in an
arena meant for basketball.
The $1.1 billion project built and completed in
the face of a pandemic was made for the Islanders
— providing the intimacy and atmosphere of the
Nassau Coliseum with the state-of-the-art creature
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comforts that suddenly make UBS Arena the envy
of North American sporting venues.
After a 13-game road trip to open the season,
during which the arena was finished, the Islanders
are now facing a heavy home schedule. Fans will
have plenty of opportunities over the next four
to five months to see their favorite team in their
UBS Arena opened its doors to Islanders fans on Nov. 20.