Schwartz On Sports: Hank Abate

New York Islanders/UBS Arena

Hank Abate, President of Arena Operations for UBS Arena, joins Peter to talk about the Islanders’ new home at Belmont Park that is scheduled to open this fall.  Hank and Peter discuss the plans for other sporting events and concerts, amenities for fans and musical acts, and the access to the arena by car and the Long Island Rail Road.

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Schwartz On Sports: Hank Abate
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Peter Schwartz

Peter covers the Islanders for New York Sports Day while also writing about general sports in the New York/New Jersey area. In addition to his column, Peter also hosts his “Schwartz On Sports” podcast as he interviews players, coaches, and other sports personalities. He is also currently a sports anchor for WFAN Radio, CBS Sports Radio and WCBS 880 radio while also serving as the public address announcer for the New York Cosmos soccer club. Peter spent 8 years as the radio play by play voice for the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League. He was also the radio play by play announcer for the XFL’s NY/NJ Hitmen in 2001 and the radio play by play announcer for the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1993 to 1996.

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