Hyundai Drives Into UBS Arena At Belmont Park

Hyundai Motor America has become a Founding Partner of UBS Arena and will be the official non-luxury import vehicle of both the venue and the New York Islanders.

As part of the partnership, Hyundai will sponsor one of the premier premium spaces in the venue. The Hyundai Club will bring the ultimate New York Islanders sports bar directly to Islanders fans’ live hockey experience. Including great views of the ice, the space is designed to bring the history of the team to life with historical pieces and memorabilia lining the walls.

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“We are thrilled to have Hyundai join as a Founding Partner and are excited for fans to enjoy the impressive Islanders experience being curated for the Hyundai Club,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. “Having Hyundai be a part of our opening of this world class venue speaks volumes to what we are building at Belmont Park.”

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson at UBS Arena at Belmont Park with Bryan Calka – Senior Vice President of Partnerships – NY Islanders, Scott Petty – Senior Regional Manager – Hyundai, Tom Cerasoli – Senior Vice President of Partnership Activation – UBS Arena & New York Islanders. Photo Credit: Dennis DaSilva/New York Islanders

Hyundai will also have two vehicles displayed within the building itself. Hyundai’s all-new Tucson SUV will reside in the Great Hall while its flagship SUV, the Hyundai Palisade, will be stationed on the main concourse. The Tucson in the Great Hall will be wrapped and branded in a New York Islanders theme, giving fans the opportunity for a unique photo moment.

“The Hyundai Club is a space that our passionate Islanders fans have been waiting for to celebrate the rich history of our franchise while enjoying a game live,” said Jon Ledecky, co-owner of the New York Islanders. “We thank Hyundai for their support of both the New York Islanders and UBS Arena.”

“Hyundai is proud to be a Founding Partner of the new home for the Islanders and New York’s newest entertainment hub,” said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. “This partnership connects our brand and local dealerships with one of hockey’s storied franchises. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our latest vehicles with the team’s passionate fans.”

UBS Arena at Belmont Park is a $1.1 billion multi-purpose venue that is finishing construction adjacent to the Belmont Park racetrack.  The world class entertainment venue, with its timeless and classic design, will bridge its iconic past with today’s advanced technology and amenities.  In addition to being the new home to the famed New York Islanders Hockey Club, the state of the art arena, opening Nov. 20, will deliver an unmatched live entertainment experience with clear sightlines and premier acoustics.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson at UBS Arena at Belmont Park. Photo Credit: Dennis DaSilva/New York Islanders

About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America focuses on ‘Progress for Humanity’ and smart mobility solutions. Hyundai offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs and electrified vehicles. Our 820 dealers sold more than 620,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2020, and nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. For more information, visit

About UBS Arena
Opening Nov. 20, UBS Arena at Belmont Park is made for music and built for hockey. New York’s newest premier entertainment and sports venue and home of the New York Islanders is developed in partnership with Oak View Group, the New York Islanders and Jeff Wilpon.

The state of the art arena will host more than 150 major events annually while delivering an unmatched live entertainment experience including clear sightlines and premier acoustics. In an effort to build a greener future, UBS Arena intends on being carbon neutral for operations before 2024, which will make it the first arena to do so on the eastern United States seaboard.

Located on the historic grounds of Belmont Park, UBS Arena is located less than 15 miles from both JFK and LaGuardia Airports, and is accessible via car and ride share at exits 26A, 26B, and 26D off of the Cross Island Parkway.

For guests using the Long Island Railroad, UBS Arena will be accessible to East and Westbound travelers at the Queens Village LIRR station, Eastbound travelers at the brand-new Elmont Station (accessible Westbound in Fall 2022), and via the Belmont Spur station, operating from Jamaica on event-days only. In addition to the Long Island Rail Road, the arena is also accessible via MTA Bus Routes Q2 and Q110 and the Nassau County Inter-Express N6 bus service.

Upcoming events at UBS Arena at Belmont Park include Eric Church (pictured) on Saturday, Dec. 4, Genesis on Friday, Dec. 10 and a sold out Sebastian Maniscalco on Dec. 27.

For additional information, Visit or @UBSArena on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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