USB Arena, home of the New York Islanders. Read our guide for info on events, tickets, parking, hotels, seating and food

UBS Arena

For the New York Islanders and their fans, moving into the long-awaited UBS Arena undoubtedly feels like the satisfying end to a long, arduous journey.

The franchise has been in and out of arena limbo for more than a decade, from watching their longtime home, the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, fall into disrepair, to an ill-fated move to Brooklyn and a venue in Barclays Center that was far from ideal for hockey, to a celebrated move back to the Coliseum for one last hurrah.

And now, they’ve completed the final move for what should be quite some time. In UBS Arena, the Islanders finally leveled up in terms of venue to what promises to be one of the more technologically advanced arenas in the NHL.

While it will also have many of the big-ticket bells and whistles we expect out of modern arenas — for example, suites at or near ice level will be part of the fan experience — don’t expect the blue-collar character of the Islanders’ fan base to change.

With an exterior design heavy on brick and iron, the building is meant to evoke past sports stadiums and landmarks in New York, including Ebbets Field and Central Park.

UBS Arena is located in Elmont, N.Y., next door to the Belmont Park race track. It is still technically in Nassau County — and just eight miles from Nassau Coliseum via the Hempstead Turnpike — but located much closer to New York City proper and thus closer and easier to access for a visitor to the area (in theory, anyway).

Check out our full guide to UBS Arena after it opens in the fall of 2021.

For more on visiting the New York metropolitan area, check out our New York City sports travel guide.

Map of the surrounding area

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    Home Teams
    New York Islanders

    2150 Hempstead Turnpike
    Elmont, NY 11003

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    New York Islanders vs. Los Angeles Kings
    Thursday, January 27, 2022
    7:00 pm
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    New York Islanders - Mental Health Awareness Night
    Saturday, January 29, 2022
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    New York Islanders vs. Minnesota Wild
    Sunday, January 30, 2022
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    New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators
    Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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    Monster Jam
    Friday, February 4, 2022
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