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UBS Arena

A new home for a new era, UBS Arena is the centerpiece of a $1.3-billion development at Belmont Park.

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Project Details

Project Partners
New York Islanders, Oak View Group & Sterling Equities
Elmont, New York
Completion Date
600,000 ft²
Seating Capacity
New York Islanders - NHL
UBS Arena in Long Island. Courtesy AECOM Hunt
UBS Arena in Long Island. Courtesy AECOM Hunt
UBS Arena in Long Island. Thornton Tomasetti
UBS Arena in Long Island. Thornton Tomasetti
Each of the main UBS Arena trusses weighs approximately 180 tons. Thornton Tomasetti
With the 350-foot long-span roof underway, UBS Arena is on track to welcome fans before the start of the 2021-22 hockey season. Thornton Tomasetti
A crane lifts one of the main UBS Arena trusses into place. Thornton Tomasetti
The roof structure at UBS Arena will be supported by four primary trusses. Thornton Tomasetti


Situated within thoroughbred horse racing’s famous Belmont Park, UBS Arena will seat 17,000 for hockey games and 19,000 for concerts and other events when it opens at the start of the 2021-22 season. The arena will feature premium clubs and suites, outdoor terraces and a large enclosed marshalling yard for easy load-in and load-out for concerts and shows. The arena also serves as the centerpiece of a $1.3-billion complex, which will include 350,000 square feet of retail space. 

We are providing structural design and construction engineering services to Populous for the venue, which is scheduled to open for the 2021-2022 NHL season.


  • The arena's superstructure is supported by four main trusses each weighing approximately 180 tons.
  • The 350-foot long-span roof spans the seating bowl and accommodates a rigging grid and catwalk/platform system.
  • The arena's scoreboard will be the largest in New York state.
  • The interior and exterior of the venue will include references to popular area landmarks such as Grand Central terminal in Manhattan and the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn.
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UBS Arena - United As One