Proposals sought to redevelop parts of Belmont Park
NEW YORK (AP) New York state is looking for proposals on redeveloping parts of Belmont Park, the Long Island track that is home to one leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Empire State Development said Monday the goal is to "strengthen Belmont as a premier destination for entertainment, sports, recreation, retail and hospitality." One possibility is a new home for the New York Islanders. The NHL team has spent most of its existence on Long Island but now plays in Brooklyn at Barclays Center.
The team has not commented, but NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in April the Islanders would be participating in the process.
The area to be redeveloped is about 36 acres, made up of underused parking lots. Belmont opened in 1905 and was redeveloped in the mid-1960s. Proposals are due at the end of September.
Updated July 31, 2017