The New York Islanders made a huge announcement at the state-of-the art Barclays Center today at 1:20 p.m. After many years, history and memories made at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the franchise announced a 25-year agreement with the Brooklyn based arena.
Slated to start in 2015, this agreement is subject to the NHL approval, but with the Commissioner in attendance there is no way that this deal isn’t going to be approved. The team name and logo will remain the same when the team relocates.
“It was our goal from day one to keep the Islanders in the local New York area,” Wang said. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to play in a first class arena like the Barclays Center. This has been a long journey for the Islanders family starting with our loyal fans, sponsors and employees. I want to personally thank them for their patience, loyalty and support. I am excited about today’s announcement and look forward to a long and successful future in Brooklyn.”
Barclays Center will hold 14,500 seats for the games, and current Islanders season ticket holders will have first rights to purchase tickets in Brooklyn.