The National Hockey League's New York Islanders and the New York City Football Club have revealed plans to bring back the glory days of Belmont Park's underused property. Each group submitted their proposal to the Empire State Development group and local officials on Sunday.
The New York City Football Club hopes to transform part of the property into a 26,000 seat open-air stadium for its professional soccer team, as well as retail, entertainment and community space.
The New York Islanders want to turn that property into a world class sports and entertainment facility, including an 18,000 seat arena for the professional hockey team, a 250-room hotel, retail space and a computer skills training site.
Representatives for the Islanders said their plan would create 5,500 construction jobs and 2,000 permanent full time jobs.
Both plans will require major upgrades to the Long Island Railroad's Belmont station, which would bring more construction jobs to the project.
Empire State Development Corporation put out the bid request last July but hasn't set a deadline for the bid award.
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