Bettman skeptical that Isles could return to Nassau Coliseum


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is skeptical that a newly renovated Nassau Coliseum could make a suitable home for the New York Islanders.

“It would make it the smallest building in the league,” Bettman told Fox 5 Sports Extra on Sunday, per Long Island Business News. “I’m not sure that works.”

It was reported last week that Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the company that runs both Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, was planning to pitch the Isles on a return to their old home.

But it’s also been reported that the Isles are focused on a site at Belmont Park in Elmont, where a new arena would be built.

There are only 13,900 fixed seats at the renovated Coliseum.

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