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In addition to New York sports teams getting the go-ahead to open training camps, one of the state's NHL franchises received some more good news Sunday.
Phase one of the club's new arena construction at Belmont Park will go forward as well, according to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
The Islanders halted work at the site in late March amid the coronavirus pandemic after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo expanded his temporary ban on non-essential projects throughout the state.
Construction began last September, and the building was originally scheduled to open for the start of the 2021-22 season.
The site for the new facility is adjacent to the Belmont Park racetrack.
Cuomo said Sunday that all of the state's sports squads could open training camps effective immediately while following the appropriate health protocols.