Long-Term Solution

In 2017, New York Arena Partners, LLC (New York Islanders, Oak View Group and Sterling Equities) was selected by Empire State Development through a Request for Proposals process to redevelop the property at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The project included the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park and a significant ancillary development. CAA ICON was retained to evaluate the feasibility of a new arena and the economic impacts associated with the project.

UBS Arena Exterior

Finally Home

UBS Arena now serves as the home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders. CAA ICON was subsequently hired to oversee the end-to-end project management of all Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) and Owner-Direct procurement for the new arena.


Owner-direct procurement can vary significantly from project to project. During the UBS Arena project, CAA ICON managed the procurement and installation of the Converged Network System; Theatrical Lighting and Ice Projection Systems; Front of House and Back of House Furniture Packages; Premium and Concession Signage; Food Service Portable Carts; and Building and Event Operations Equipment. CAA ICON managed the full FF&E budget and associated schedule, and completed the scope of work on schedule and under budget.

Services Provided

CAA ICON provided the following services for the UBS Arena project: 

  • Project Management
    • CAA ICON managed the budget, schedule, installation, and delivery of all Owner-Direct scopes of work at UBS Arena.