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NY1 says:

The New York Islanders will be leaving the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and make their home the Barclays Center in Brooklyn starting with the 2015 season, NY1 has learned.

The National Hockey League is currently in the middle of a lockout.

The Islanders, as well as NHL officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be making an official announcement this afternoon at 1 p.m.

NY1 will carry the announcement live.

Meanwhile the Nets already play there, as does Rush, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

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Comments (37)

This is huge for me. I will buy season tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:05 AM

Brooklyn and ice hockey! a match made in heaven!

Posted by Sarcasim | October 24, 2012 11:07 AM

The Mausoleum finally lives up to it's name. Goodnight, Long Island.

Posted by William Joel | October 24, 2012 11:08 AM

It'll be great watching them suck in a brand new building.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:11 AM

The Islanders haven't been dissolved yet?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:15 AM

glad to see them make a move, goodbye nassau coliseum

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:18 AM

after the first week... CHEAP TICKETS!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:20 AM

they can't be the Brooklyn Islanders.... so what are they going to call them?? The Brooklyn Nets?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:20 AM

Time to bring back the Gorton's Fisherman logo!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:20 AM

They'll just keep it the New York Islanders, Brooklyn is in New York.

Cheap tickets? Hardly - one of the reasons the coliseum was empty is because face value on upper deck seats was like $30-35 - if they were putting a great team on the ice, fine, but the way they've been playing they should have been slashing ticket prices - especially once the Islanders took over concessions at the coliseum - they should have focused on getting more people in the building to consume the $9 beers

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:27 AM

@11:20 it's the same island, jackass

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:27 AM

"@11:20 it's the same island, jackass"

Exactly. The midwest transplants do not want to admit/realize that they geographically moved to Long Island. Look at a map.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:29 AM

In other news, Brooklyn has officially turned into Long Island.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:31 AM

i think 11:20 was making a joke

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:48 AM

Goodbye Nassau Coliseum. Now, can we go ahead and get rid of the Izod Center?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:48 AM

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:50 AM

Lets go Islanders!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:51 AM

I think people should stop refering to Williamsburg/Greenpoint as North Brooklyn, and refer to it as Western Long Island.

That being said, END THE LOCKOUT!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:53 AM

Bushwick DIYLanders

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:54 AM

Can't wait for the return of the Gordon's Fisherman logo, this time clad in plaid.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:58 AM

I can't wait to watch the Rangers play games in Brooklyn if there is ever a hockey season again! I'm born and raised in BK, but I sure as hell ain't changing allegiances! They're still the Islanders..gross.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 11:59 AM

Ticket prices at Nassau are a steal. I sat in the second row behind the glass near the blue line for $80. That seat at MSG is something like $450.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 12:02 PM

^ pick any neighborhood in new york city and you can find an article like that.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 12:10 PM

I'm glad they are able to stay on Long Island! Can't wait for the move.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 12:20 PM

12:02, fair enough, I was referring more to the upper decks where seats at face were like 30-35, and even on the secondary market were going for like 25, I wasn't gonna drop 80 to see an islander game

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 1:19 PM

this is a nightmare. now brooklyn will be as busy as times sq.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 1:23 PM

^ Can't wait to have me some bubba gump shrimp

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 3:28 PM

this _IS_ a nightmare. the fucking islanders should stay out in nassau at that dreadful venue. what a shit show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 3:46 PM

suck it, west long islanders

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 4:18 PM

99% of these comments are from people +40 lbs overweight and smell like soup

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 4:45 PM

Love all the whining from Prospect Heights/Park Slope crowd about the drunken masses and no parking. It's so sad your quaintly gentrified neighborhood got commodified!

CAN'T WAIT TO GET ME SOME BUBBA GUMP SHRAMPS!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 5:07 PM

I'm from Park Slope and I made the first comment, and I stand by it. So save it 5:07, mkay?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 5:18 PM

check out 5:07 - what, you can't walk down to Times Square for Bubba Gumps? Oh, that's right ... East Islip doesn't have THAT theme restaurant. Maybe Red Lobster can whip up a special order for ya, Moshe?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 5:20 PM

8==============================8

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 8:52 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 13, 2012 11:20 AM

I'm dying to know! one day I will see how this City

Posted by Melhor Massagem | May 15, 2013 11:26 PM

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