The New York Islanders' hope for a new stadium has failed...at least for now.
The Stadium Referendum was Team owner Charles Wang released a statement on the team's website; part of it read:
"I’m heartbroken that this was not passed. We’re disappointed that the referendum pertaining to the arena was not voted by the people of Nassau County as being a move in the right direction for growth. I feel that the sound bites ruled the day and not the facts. Right now, it’s an emotional time and we’re not going to make any comments on any specific next steps."
Wang has said he could move the team once the lease with the Nassau Coliseum is up, . There are other avenues the team could explore, but the threat of Long Island losing the Islanders is as real as ever.
Our question of the day is: will the Islanders leave the Long Island in 2015?
Tell us what you think in the comments.