UBS Arena planners want to ensure most of the physical contact in the under-construction building at Belmont Park will take place on the ice during Islanders games.
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically refocused thinking on health and safety protocols, and UBS Arena will prioritize mobile technology to reduce “touch points.”
“We have a chance to build into the original fabric of our arena various things that will keep our fans safe and sound,” Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said on a webinar released on Thursday detailing some of the health and safety precautions being designed in conjunction with arena sponsor Northwell Health and developer Oak View Group.
“The most important thing we’re facing off against is the comfort of home and being on the sofa,” Ledecky said. “We have to give a reason for the customer to come out and come to UBS Arena. We have to make sure that the