Elmont is an unicorporated community located in Nassau County, New York. The community is adjacent to the New York City burrough of Queen's. The community had a population of 33,198 as of the 2010 US Census. The community is most well known as the home of horse racing's Belmont Park whicd host the third leg of horse racings triple crown the Belmont Stakes.
New York Islanders new home?Edit
The community is presently being pursued as a new home for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League as the team is attempting to build their own new arena after leaving the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York in 2014 for the Barclays Center in nearby Brooklyn, New York and the facility has not proved to be to accomidating for NHL hockey as sight line issues have prompted the Islanders to seek a new home. The current proposal for an arena would have a new arena build adjacent to the race track and to the Hempstead Turnpike about 7 miles (12km) down the road from their original home in Uniondale. The Islanders are obligated to play at the Barclays Center for the 2017-18 season and the team could leave after the season.. The arena management has an opt-out option that could be triggered at the end of the 2017-18 season but the team would still be able to play at the arena for 2018-19. Both parties have until January 1, 2018 to reach an agreement to extend the current deal. Planning and construction details have not been finalized so when the new facility could open is unknown. The team is exploring options for a temporary home if they are unable to play at the Barclays Center until the new arena would be completed. The proposal also would have some help from the mangament of Madison Square Garden and the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
There is an other proposal for the same 40 acre lot from the New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer to build a 26,000 seat stadium . Both proposals include major upgrades to the Long Island Railroad Station at Belmont Park and other commercial development.