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New - Direct LIRR Service to UBS Arena

LIRR Introduces Service from Grand Central to UBS Arena

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders /

Starting today, every Long Island Rail Road train on the Ronkonkoma, Huntington, and Hempstead lines now stops at the Elmont-UBS Arena Station. This means there are more trains stopping at UBS Arena all day, every day, whether you are coming from east or west of the arena.

Grand Central Madison, the new Long Island Rail Road station located on the west side of Grand Central Terminal, under Vanderbilt Avenue, is open with direct LIRR service to and from UBS Arena. Now you can get to UBS Arena in just 31 minutes from either Grand Central or Penn Station.  

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UBS Arena Feeling Like Home for Islanders

The Islanders have settled into their new arena after first year

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

The opening of UBS Arena was the biggest win of the season for the New York Islanders. 

The Islanders unveiled their state-of-the-art new - and permanent - home on Nov. 20, which marked the start of a new era in the team's history. 

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Islanders Beginning New Journey at UBS Arena

Bettman: "It's fair to say this franchise has never been in better shape. The future has never been brighter"

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

A new era in New York Islanders history began on Friday, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting at UBS Arena. 

The physical ribbon cutting was a quick process, with Islanders Co-Owner Jon Ledecky, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and countless others standing in the Great Hall with scissors in hand, but the path to get there was anything but. 

In a sense, the ribbon was playing the role of finishing line and starting point, the end of the Islanders' search for a new and permanent home - and the start of a bright future. 

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Islanders 2021-22 Inaugural Season Patch Revealed

This patch will be worn by the Islanders celebrating and commemorating the first season at UBS Arena

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders /

Call it another patch in the quilt that is UBS Arena. 

The Islanders unveiled the team's patch which will celebrate and commemorate the first season at UBS Arena. Like the arena, it looks great. Check out more inaugural season gear here.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Introducing the 2021-22 Inaugural season patch The patch will be worn by the #Isles celebrating and commemorating our 1st season at @UBSArena at Belmont Park. Get your inaugural season gear now:

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Islanders Get First Look at UBS Arena During First Practice

The excitement is building ahead of Saturday's home opener vs the Calgary Flames

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

As the New York Islanders filed onto the ice for their first practice at UBS Arena on Thursday, a voice from one of the construction workers in the stands bellowed out. 

"Welcome home!" 

The hearty call was both a welcome back from a 13-game road trip and a welcome to your new digs, as the Islanders finally got eyes of their long-awaited state-of-the-art new arena. The only way captain Anders Lee could describe walking in: surreal.

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Elmont LIRR Station Offers Fans Options to Arrive at UBS Arena

New LIRR station gives Islanders fans efficient and environmentally friendly transportation to new arena

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

Next stop, Elmont! 

The (rail) road to UBS Arena hit another milestone on Tuesday, with the ceremonial opening of the Elmont LIRR station - the first new LIRR station built in nearly 50 years.

The station, which is located between the Queens Village and Bellerose LIRR stops, will provide New York Islanders fans with a quick and reliable mass transportation option to UBS Arena, and an alternative to driving to games. 

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Offside Tavern Coming to UBS Arena

Beloved Islanders-themed bar reopening at UBS Arena

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay /

After reviewing the play, it was determined the Tavern at UBS Arena, was Offside. 

That's right, Offside Tavern, the beloved New York Islanders-themed bar, will be one of the watering holes at UBS Arena, the team announced on Tuesday.  

"It's insane, it's surreal, it's bizarre, it's wonderful, all in good ways," said Nick Costa, the owner of the original Offside Tavern. "It's just awesome. I never would have imagined to have the business that I created survive in this way."

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UBS Arena Logo Painted on Roof of Building

The UBS Arena logo was painted on the roof of the Islanders new arena

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders /

UBS Arena is already a work of art, but until recently, the roof of the building was a blank canvas. 

Crews painted the UBS Arena logo on the top of the building, marking another milestone in the building's construction.

Check out the view from the clouds in the photo above and watch the crew make their masterpiece.

Tweet from @UBSArena: You might see something new on our roof as you fly into New York 🛬 Thanks to our rockstar crew and our partner @UBS. November is just around the corner!

Learn more about the arena here!

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Delaware North Selected as Hospitality Partner for UBS Arena

The New York Metro area venue's fan first approach includes market style concessions, cutting edge frictionless payment technology

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders /

UBS Arena, the metropolitan area's most anticipated live entertainment venue and future home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, has selected global hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North to manage food and beverage services at the venue, which opens this fall. 

Developed in partnership with Oak View Group, the New York Islanders and Jeff Wilpon - UBS Arena, located on the border of Queens and Long Island in Belmont Park, will be a state of the art venue that hosts more than 150 sports and entertainment events each year, including the NHL's Islanders, live music and entertainment from a roster of world class artists, and local community events. UBS Arena will offer the highest end amenities and customer service, across concessions and through VIP suites and clubs that merge boutique hospitality with a live entertainment setting.

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PHOTOS: UBS Arena Signage Installed on Center-Hung Scoreboard

The UBS Arena signage is being installed on center-hung scoreboard

by Kathryn Howell @KathrynHowell__ /

This past week, the signage on the UBS Arena center-hung scoreboard was installed as the building gets one step closer to Islanders hockey!

Tweet from @NYIslanders: We can't wait to see this beauty! 🤩This past week, the signage on the @UBSArena center-hung scoreboard was installed as we get one step closer to #Isles hockey at our future home.

See photos from Ryan Pulock's recent visit to UBS Arena. Follow @UBSArena on Twitter. Learn more about UBS Arena.

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