Belmont Stakes

New York Islanders to leave Brooklyn, return to suburbs

It's hardly the Dodgers going to Los Angeles, but another major sports franchise is leaving Brooklyn.

The New York Islanders, who moved from their suburban home to Brooklyn in 2015, have won a $1 billion development bid to build a new 18,000-seat arena, hotel and other amenities on the grounds of Belmont Park, east of New York City.

Some details about the project remain unclear, including when the team will begin playing in the new arena, and whether it will have to find a temporary home after it leaves Brooklyn's Barclays Center after the 2018-19 NHL season.

Team owner Jon Ledecky was confident those issues would be resolved; he, fans and elected officials focused...

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