Islanders, Northwell Health Score UBS Arena Sponsorship Deal

Kyle Okposo, 21, of the NY Islanders battles Michael Del Zotto, 4, of the NY Rangers along the boards at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Photo by Joe Nuzzo, 2020

Northwell Health — New York’s largest healthcare provider and private employer — announced a 10-year funding sponsorship deal with the New York Islanders and their new home, UBS Arena, which will open for the 2021-22 NHL season.

“UBS Arena will be ready to welcome fans back to arenas, ensuring an unrivaled, distinctive live entertainment experience that is reflective of our commitment to unmatched service, safety, and sanitization,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group and leader of the UBS Arena project. “Planned top-of-the-line sanitization efforts from medical-grade HEPA filtration to UV light systems, and disinfecting solutions that have proven safe and effective in large-scale public spaces will ensure future guests peace of mind.”

The new venue, which is located at Belmont Park on the Nassau County-Queens border, along with Northwell Health and the Islanders will codevelop community-based wellness programs, addressing the core values of health, nutrition, and physical activity.

“We are proud to align ourselves with New York’s newest premier sports and entertainment venue,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell. “New York, and especially Long Island, is home to thousands of our patients as well as our employees. With 25,000 employees living near UBS Arena alone, this partnership allows us to reinforce our commitment to serving the community and we look forward to developing future health and wellness programming with UBS Arena and the New York Islanders.”

Northwell has been a long-time partner of the Islanders as their official healthcare sponsor and the title sponsor for their practice facility in East Meadow.

“Northwell has been an invaluable supporter of the New York Islanders for nearly 20 years and we couldn’t be more excited for them to strengthen their partnership with the team through the new UBS Arena project,” Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky said.

This story first appeared on amNY.com

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