Years of waiting for a decision on Belmont. The future of a club (AND of a community) in limbo as New York state mulled over a decision, changed the parameters for a decision, and then deliberated again.
Decision time may finally be close.
According to an article from Long Island Business News, it appears that the decision could be entering the final stages. The Empire State Development Corporation have not committed to a time frame and stated in an email in the article that, “we are re-engaging respondents in order to obtain the best possible deal for the state.”
Michael Mattone, a principal of the Mattone Group, who would build the Cosmos’ stadium, said he is now confident that something will happen here.
TICC reached out the club for comment on what is happening with the Belmont bid. Cosmos COO Erik Stover responded.
“We resubmitted our proposal in November and are awaiting a final decision from ESD. The last few months of back and forth with them leads us to believe that they are working towards a decision. We remain very committed to bringing a world class entertainment destination to the Belmont Racetrack region. One that will create thousands of jobs through private investment without the use of taxpayer money.”
TICC has also reached out to the ESD for further comment.
Maybe the finish line is in sight, Cosmos Country. Hopefully the waiting game is nearly over.