A look at the latest from the construction site of the Islanders' future home, UBS Arena at Belmont Park. The Islanders’ 17,113-seat hockey arena is scheduled to open November 2021. It is the centerpiece of a $1.3-billion sports-and-entertainment development on the 43-acre parcel of state land adjacent to the Belmont racetrack. The new arena ends the Islanders’ decades-long search for a new home and brings the team back to Long Island full-time, which the team’s ownership has been seeking almost since the day the franchise departed Nassau Coliseum in 2015 for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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The Islanders' new home arena, the UBS Arena, seen here Nov. 11, 2021, is scheduled to open next week.

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The Islanders' new home arena, the UBS Arena, seen here Nov. 11, 2021, is scheduled to open next week.

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The Islanders' new home arena, the UBS Arena, seen here Nov. 11, 2021, is scheduled to open next week.

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This is an exterior view of the east entrance at UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is a view of the entry way of the east entrance at the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is a view of the ice and seating area of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is one of the many food service area of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This area has large window that will allow patrons to see outside while have drinks and food from the upper level of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This area has large window that will allow patrons to see outside while have drinks and food from the upper level of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is part of the arena hallway where you could find food and drink as well as the rest rooms outside the central rotunda at the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is part of the arena hallway where you could find food and drink as well as the rest rooms outside the central rotunda at the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is a view of the ice and seating area of the UBS Arena being view my veterans who visited the new sport facility in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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Former NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal greeting members of the arm forces at the UBS Arena before an unveiling of a POW MIA chair and a tour of the arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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Former NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal with members of the arm forces standing around a POW MIA chair at the UBS Arena before in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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Some of the special seating area at the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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A view of the ice and seating area inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont on Thursday Nov. 11, 2021.

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Former NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal standing by as Chef Ted Donnelly of Delaware North Sportservice prepare the Big Chicken sandwich during a tour of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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Former NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal standing by as Chef Ted Donnelly of Delaware North Sportservice prepare the Big Chicken sandwich during a tour of the UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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This is an exterior view of the southwest side at UBS Arena in Elmont Thursday Nov. 11, 2021

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UBS Arena aerial

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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The Islanders locker room at UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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Tim Leiweke gives a tour of UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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Tim Leiweke gives a tour of UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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Main talent dressing room at UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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The Islanders weight room at UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont on Thursday, Sept.30, 2021 in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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Tim Leiweke gives a tour of UBS Arena at Belmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Elmont.

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The entry of the new UBS Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Elmont.

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The new UBS Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Elmont.

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The new UBS Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Elmont.

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The new UBS Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Elmont.

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The new UBS Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Elmont.

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The new UBS Arena in Elmont on June 9.

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Construction site of the UBS Arena is shown April 22, 2021.

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Construction site of the UBS Arena is shown April 22, 2021.

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Tim Leiweke, partner of the UBS Arena, is shown at the construction site of the UBS Arena April 22, 2021.

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Construction site of the UBS Arena is shown April 22, 2021.

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Construction site of the UBS Arena is shown April 22, 2021.

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Construction site of the UBS Arena is shown April 22, 2021.

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Construction of the UBS Arena, currently under construction, on the grounds of Belmont Park, in Elmont, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

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An aerial view of construction of UBS Arena, the Islanders' new home arena at Belmont Park, in November 2021.

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An aerial view of construction of UBS Arena, the Islanders' new home arena at Belmont Park.

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A look at the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The seating bowl of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the exterior of UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view from ice level at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view from ice level at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view from ice level at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view from ice level at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The loading dock is seen at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The loading dock is seen at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the front entry at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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A view of the front entry at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The location of the Islanders' dressing room is seen at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues inside UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Work continues at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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The brick facade is placed at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, the new home of the Islanders, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues on the Islanders' new arena on the grounds of Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the new Belmont Arena for the New York Islanders on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the new Belmont Arena for the New York Islanders on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the new Belmont Arena for the New York Islanders on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction is taking place at the Belmont Park arena in Elmont, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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An aerial photograph shows the construction site of the Islanders' future arena at Belmont Park on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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An aerial photograph shows the construction site of the Islanders' future arena at Belmont Park on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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An aerial photograph shows the construction site of the Islanders' future arena at Belmont Park on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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An aerial photograph shows the construction site of the Islanders' future arena at Belmont Park on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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An aerial photograph shows the construction site of the Islanders' future arena at Belmont Park on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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Construction continues at the Islanders new Belmont arena on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the Islanders new Belmont arena on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the Islanders new Belmont arena on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in Elmont.

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Construction continues at the Islanders new Belmont arena on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 in Elmont.

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