Mets executive Jeff Wilpon talks to Islanders owner about building an arena near Citi FieldBy AP
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Mets exec talks to Islanders about a new arena
NEW YORK — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon has talked to New York Islanders owner Charles Wang about building an arena for the NHL team near Citi Field.
Wilpon told Newsday for its Wednesday editions that he spoke to Wang about trying to develop something “synergistic with Citi Field and a hockey arena.”
The Islanders have been trying to get local government to approve a development plan that would give the team a new arena to replace Nassau Coliseum. Wang has become frustrated by lack of action on his proposal and said last fall that he would explore all options — including relocation.
Wilpon says he also talked to Wang about the possibility of buying the team.
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