Curran hopeful Islanders’ next season will still be at Nassau Coliseum
There's new hope that the Islanders' final season at the Nassau Coliseum will still take place.
Newsday reported that Mikhail Prokhorov and the Russian billionaire's Onexim Group shut NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum because of the financial difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has brought.
But on Thursday, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran shed some light on the situation, offering some hope that the Islanders' final season before moving to Belmont will be at the Barn.
"I am optimistic. Conversations are going on. I'm an optimistic person, we were all so happy when it was announced before COVID hit they were going to play their entire last season at the Coliseum, so let's see what happens," says Curran. "There are many moving parts right now, but hope does spring eternal."
When asked if there have been any discussions or it is just optimism, Curran said, "We're having a lot of conversations, let me just leave it at that for now."
On 1010 WINS Wednesday, Curran said, "I do know that the next time the Islanders do play in New York, it will be in Nassau County."
As for the following season, the Isles are still on track to move into their new arena at Belmont Park for October 2021.