Early results from a Nassau County referendum on $400 million in bonding for a new arena for the NHL’s New York Islanders and a new ballpark for an independent Atlantic League team has the measure rejected by voters.
With 55 percent of the precincts reporting, the nays held a pretty commanding lead: 42,698 “no” votes to 31,300 “yes” votes.
The proposal would spend $350 million on a new Isles ballpark and $50 million on a new ballpark for an independent Atlantic League team. Both the Atlantic League and the New York Mets had submitted bids to build and manage the ballpark, but Nassau County officials went with the Atlantic League bid.
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