Over the last few days, there has been buzz running rampant around Islanders Country that the Islanders will not open the gates to the Coliseum parking lot until 4:00PM the day of the home opener when they begin to charge for parking.
If it sounds like a far fetched idea, it shouldn't as the Islanders have a history of doing this as it was done at one of the playoff games in the spring of 2013 against the Penguins.
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It is a shame that this even has a remote possibility to happen. This would be an example of the team paying no mind to the fans and the traditions that they have had for ages. Instead of letting the fans enjoy one last home opener with their family and friends and reminisce on past years this would be an attempt to hinder that just for the almighty dollar. This is one rumor we hope turns out to be false.