Islanders submit bid to build arena at Belmont Park

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The Islanders have made a bid to come back to Long Island.

The hockey team has officially submitted plans to build a new hockey arena at Belmont Park.

Developers say they want to create a world class sports and entertainment destination on a 43 acre plot next to the famous Elmont racetrack.

The pro-soccer team NYCFC also wants to build a stadium there.

The state group overseeing the process would not reveal who other bidders were or how many submitted plans by yesterday's deadline.

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