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May 14, 2010

An arena for the Islanders near CitiField? Not without major subsidies (and what about financing and the arena glut?)

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder reports on news of discussions between Mets' COO Jeff Wilpon and Islanders' owner Charles Wang about relocating the latter to Queens.

The Brooklyn arena would be a much better bet for a move for the Islanders from the Nassau Coliseum--except it can't support major league hockey as designed.

"I'd love to have more teams move here," Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a news conference, according to Newsday. "That'd be great." So great, in fact, he signed on well before Atlantic Yards was publicly announced.


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Posted by eric at May 14, 2010 11:05 AM