For my photojournalism assignment I would like to do a visual representation of the construction of The New York Islanders new arena in Elmont, NY. The New York Islanders played hockey from 1972-2015 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Various owners tried to get the arena upgraded but it never led to anything.
in 2015, they were pushed out by local government and had to move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. That really didn’t work out either and wound up splitting time between Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum.
Finally, the Islanders were approved for a new arena in by Belmont Park. For my assignment I would like to go to the construction site and take various pictures, that visually represent this story and show the progress that is ongoing to create this new state of the art arena.