Thursday, October 24, 2013

Few Changes Coming To The Barclays Center For Hockey

According to, in an interview yesterday on the Michael Kay show Brett Yormark the CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center, as well as the person in charge of suite sales, ticket sales and marketing for the Islanders spoke about the Barclays Center and the Islanders as well as Nassau Coliseum renovations.

Regarding the Barclays Center he said that there will be no major renovations made to the arena before the Islanders move their except for the construction of the Islanders "locker room campus."  Beyond that, what fans saw at the pre season game on September 21st is likely what they will see when the team moves there in 2015.

On the topic of why since their group was awarded the rights to renovate the Coliseum that the Islanders couldn't move back here he made note of the lack of revenue the Coliseum provides and said he didn't believe it could, "...truly accommodate a professional hockey team for 44 nights."

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I for one am surprised that more isn't being planned to be done to the arena before the Islanders move there.  How could they have an arena where nearly 1/3 of the fans will be in obstructed seats?

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