UBS Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, directly adjacent to the New York City limits. It opened in 2021 and is the home of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL), replacing the Nassau Coliseum. The arena officially seats 17,250 patrons for NHL games and up to 19,000 for concerts and other select events.

UBS Arena has an interesting history. It replaced the Nassau Coliseum as the home of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Nassau Coliseum was the second-oldest facility in the NHL, behind only the twice-renovated Madison Square Garden. Various attempts had been made to pursue a renovation or replacement of the aging facility, including the Lighthouse Project —a 2004 proposal to renovate the Coliseum and build a larger sport, entertainment, and residential district around it.

Fans and sports writers have affectionately nicknamed the arena “The Stable” due to the arena being located at Belmont Park, a famous thoroughbred racing venue.

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How to Get to New York

New York is one of the easiest US cities to fly direct to from the UK, it is served by 2 airports, New York JFK (JFK) or Newark (EWR) airports and you can fly from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY) and Manchester (MAN). You can fly with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airways, Delta, American Airlines, and a plethora of other airlines.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from New York, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

UBS Arena is easily accessible via public transportation. There is a dedicated full-time Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station: Elmont-UBS Arena. MTA and NICE buses also stop at the UBS Arena campus. With so many options you could make use of free apps such as Moovit to get real-time timetables, maps and directions to the arena using local public transportation systems.

Rideshare services are also available in the vicinity with a designated drop off/pick up zone on the north side of the arena and is only accessible via Cross Island Parkway Exit 26D and Green Road.

Staying in New York

UBS Arena is located at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, directly adjacent to the New York City limits. Elmont is a hamlet and census-designated place located in north-western Hempstead in Nassau County, New York. Some of the tourist attractions in Elmont include Belmont Park Racetrack, UBS Arena, and St. Mary, Queen of Peace, and Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. Some options close to the arena include Casa Azul Blu Hotel, Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport, and Adria Hotel & Conference Center.

New York Islanders Tickets

The New York Islanders sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NHL is Ticketmaster.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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