UBS Arena (New York Islanders Stadium)

UBS Arena is the new home of the New York Islanders, who will begin their 2021-22 home schedule on November 20th.  UBS Arena was designed specifically for hockey, as the Islanders will be its primary residents. Dozens of other events including concerts by major performing artists will also take place at the venue. UBS Arena cost between $1 and $1.5 billion to build and is located just outside of the boroughs of New York City.

The Islanders were founded in 1972 and attained much quicker success than many major league sport expansion franchises.  Starting in their third season, they made the playoffs 14 straight years. They also won four straight Stanley Cup titles in that time, beginning with the 1979-80 season, an achievement matched by very few teams in any sport.   

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How many seats are in UBS

USB Arena seats 17,113 fans for hockey games.  Additional seating for concerts increases the total attendance to almost 19,000. 


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Directions – How to get to UBS Arena

UBS Arena is located at 2400 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, New York. When driving to the arena, fans can take the Cross Island Parkway to Exits 26A, 26B, or 26D depending on where they are parking or being dropped off.  It’s also very easy to get to UBS Arena by train on the Long Island Railroad.  For example, the trip will take you 30 minutes from Penn Station in Manhattan. On event days, trains run through the Belmont Park Station (existing racetrack station), Queens Village Station (existing local station), and the new Elmont Station.  The Q110 and Q2 bus routes also have stops near the arena.

Where to Park near UBS Arena?

There are three parking lots and one garage associated with UBS Arena. They are the Emerald, Silver, and Diamond lots and the Belmont garage.  Parking is somewhat limited and can sell out, so attendees are encouraged to pay for parking in advance to ensure they have a spot reserved.  

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the New York Islander SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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Other UBS Arena FAQs

Do the Rangers and Islanders play in the same arena?

The New York Rangers and New York Islanders do not play in the same arena.  The Rangers are longtime residents of Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.  Prior to the 2021-22 season and the building of UBS Arena, the Islanders played their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, usually referred to as Nassau Coliseum, until 2015 and since then have played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

What is the UBS Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

As of October 1st, 2021, USB Arena is slated to host the New York Islanders home opener on November 20th.  COVID rules in effect at that time for indoor arenas in New York state as well as any mandates set by Nassau county where the arena is located, will need to be followed.  UBS will most likely follow the same rules as nearby Madison Square Garden, which are as follows:

All Guests Age 12 And Older
Guests age 12 and older are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
●This means you’ve had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending
Guests may also show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
●This means the day of your event is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose, which, depending on the type of vaccine, may be one dose or two

Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask. Everyone else will be required to wear a mask, except while actively eating or drinking.

How much is a New York Islanders hockey ticket?

The new UBS Arena is split up into three major seating categories, 100s, 200s, and 300s.  Comparing tickets from a weekday game in the beginning of December, seats in section 301 start at $44 and to sit directly below in section 101, you’ll pay $50 more.  

What hockey teams play at the UBS Arena?

UBS Arena is the new home of the New York Islanders who play in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division. 

Who owns the UBS Arena?

UBS holds exclusive naming rights to the arena which is owned by New York Arena Partners.

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