Islanders To Play Some Games at Nassau Coliseum

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York Islanders will play half of their regular season home games at the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum until the team’s new arena is built in Elmont, officials announced Monday.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman approved the unusual move, which will effectively give the Islanders two homes for the next three years—their original Uniondale headquarters and their current home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.“We worked it out,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters and fans during a news conference at NYCB Live, as the coliseum is now called since its recent $165-million renovation. “The coliseum will have some basic accommodations to meet the specifications of the commissioner.”The announcement came about a month after officials declared that the Islanders won a bid to build a new arena at Belmont Park. But since the new arena won’t be complete until 2021 and the Islanders are opting out of their lease at Barclays in the coming year, they needed a place to play home games in the meantime.The governor said the coliseum will have to get its ice-making capabilities up to NHL standards, but once it does, the first Islanders home game back at their original home—where they famously won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1980s—is expected to be this fall.The Islanders moved to Brooklyn after Nassau and the team’s prior owners were unable to push through various plans to renovate the county-owned coliseum. The operators of the Barclays Center then won their bid to renovate and operate the coliseum, but the NHL’s Bettman insisted it still wasn’t up to NHL standards as a permanent home for the Islanders. So the team drafted its winning proposal to build a new home in Elmont instead, allowing for a homecoming to LI, just not at its original home.“Let’s rock the barn,” said Islanders owner Jon Ledecky, rallying fans. He said fans can buy tickets for the coliseum home games by calling 844-33-Isles.last_img read more

UFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s doppleganger at an event

first_img 9 months ago UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s protege is all set for his second bout Raj Sarkar LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight 9 months ago UFC: BMF Title Replica is now available on its official online store Also Read- UFC: BMF Title Replica Is Now Available On Its Official Online StoreUFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s DoppelgangerIn a recent public event, Nate Diaz and his coach Ricard Perez were interacting with the audiences when a man stepped in with a UFC replica belt, dressed like Conor McGregor. It was a really funny scene for all the people present over there and Nate Diaz took a photo with the imposter with a smile on his face. However, after a certain point, Nate Diaz told him to leave point black in his inimitable style. First Published: 12th November, 2019 22:47 IST Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are two of the biggest superstars of UFC and their intense rivalry has not only been interesting for the fans, but profitable for the company too. The duo clashed against each other at UFC 196 for the first time and to everyone’s shock, Diaz handed McGregor his first UFC loss via submission through a rare naked choke in the second round. The second encounter between them took an even bigger turn at UFC 229 and McGregor won the second encounter via decision after a hard-fought battle of five rounds. The trilogy fight has been rumoured to take place between them but it has not happened yet. Well, UFC fans had fling bling when Nate Diaz met a Conor McGregor in a recent event and it was absolutely hilarious. Written By WATCH US LIVE Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Considers Mohamed Salah As Perfect Role ModelUFC: Will they fight in real life?Conor McGregor has stated that he is eyeing his UFC return for the January 18 card in Las Vegas and said that he will be fighting the winner of BMF belt in his UFC return. However, according to UFC President Dana White, McGregor has yet not signed the papers and he is far away from getting anything confirmed. Well, ‘The Notorious’ has shown his urge to fight Nate Diaz for the third time through his social media handles and with both the men losing their last fights, UFC might book the Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor fight in the near future. Also Read- UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightAlso Read- UFC: Floyd Mayweather’s Protege Is All Set For His Second Bout WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 12th November, 2019 22:47 IST UFC: Nate Diaz Meets Conor McGregor’s Doppleganger At An Event Watch Nate Diaz meeting Conor McGregor’s impersonator in an event with coach Ricard Prez. See how Nate Diaz reacted and know more about his rivalry with Conor. COMMENT FOLLOW US 9 months ago UFC: Alexander Volkov called out by Francis Ngannou after Hardy win 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov considers Mohamed Salah as perfect role modellast_img read more