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#1 DJ MC

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

I don't understand why the seats on the left side wouldn't be available? Pretty weird.

Either way, interesting move, but not at all surprising.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hopefully the lockout will be resolved by then...
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

I don't understand why the seats on the left side wouldn't be available? Pretty weird.

Well not completely related to that but Bettman said they do plan to increase from the current hockey capacity at the Barclays Center.

As of now, Barclays Center would only hold 14,500 for hockey, but Bettman says plans are in place to increase the attendance to "15,000-plus."


ESPN: Islanders moving to Brooklyn

http://espn.go.com/n...lyn-sources-say
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

ESPN: Brooklyn move restores Isles pride

http://espn.go.com/n...-york-islanders
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Kornheiser ain't happy :lol:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

Well not completely related to that but Bettman said they do plan to increase from the current hockey capacity at the Barclays Center.



ESPN: Islanders moving to Brooklyn

http://espn.go.com/n...lyn-sources-say

Interesting. When you look at the seating chart in the link that DJ posted on post 1 of this thread, it just doesn't make sense why all those seats on the left side would be unavailable. I mean, I'm sure there's a legitimate reason, but I don't get it just at first glance. Just curious is all.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

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"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

Interesting. When you look at the seating chart in the link that DJ posted on post 1 of this thread, it just doesn't make sense why all those seats on the left side would be unavailable. I mean, I'm sure there's a legitimate reason, but I don't get it just at first glance. Just curious is all.

Arena was built primarily for basketball. Still it's very odd for a $1 billion arena to not be able to more easily adapt to hockey. Those seats on the left side must have obstructed views?

I know American West(now US Air) in Phoenix had a similar problem and many upper-deck seats overhung the ice or something.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

Arena was built primarily for basketball. Still it's very odd for a $1 billion arena to not be able to more easily adapt to hockey. Those seats on the left side must have obstructed views?

I know American West(now US Air) in Phoenix had a similar problem and many upper-deck seats overhung the ice or something.


Gotcha - makes sense. I do know it was built for basketball, I'm just surprised, like you said, that it isn't very adaptable to Hockey. Either way it's a huge upgrade for the Islanders.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:18 PM

That seating chart looks like the frickin' Baltimore Arena.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

I don't understand why the seats on the left side wouldn't be available? Pretty weird.

Either way, interesting move, but not at all surprising.


The lower-level seats that are angled would stink because fans in those seats would have to strain their necks to see the left goal. Some might have to look over top of the person next to them to see it. The upper level seats would probably have an obstructed view of the left end of the ice, including the goal.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

CBS SportsReport: Islanders owner Charles Wang looking to sell majority stake

 

Another 30 for 30?


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

I wonder if this would affect the move to Brooklyn. Even if they have a verbal agreement or even some form of preliminary written one, I doubt they have signed a full lease yet.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

I wonder if this would affect the move to Brooklyn. Even if they have a verbal agreement or even some form of preliminary written one, I doubt they have signed a full lease yet.

From ESPN:

 

The Islanders are set to move into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at the start of the 2015-16 season, when they begin a 25-year lease agreement that was brokered in 2012.

 

Whether a potential sale could expedite the team's move to Brooklyn remains unclear, as does the number of suitors or level of interest in acquiring the oft-maligned franchise.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

I don't see why it would change anything. There's no way a new owner wouldn't want to get out of Nassau. 


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

From ESPN:

 

That says "brokered", not signed. There's a difference between an agreement and a contract.

 

If they have a signed deal, that's fine. I'm not worried about it either way.

 

 

I don't see why it would change anything. There's no way a new owner wouldn't want to get out of Nassau. 

 

A new owner might be more willing to build a replacement venue. But I think it's doubtful anyone would bother.

 

I was really wondering more in terms of moving out of the market.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:46 PM

That says "brokered", not signed. There's a difference between an agreement and a contract.

 

If they have a signed deal, that's fine. I'm not worried about it either way.

 

 

 

A new owner might be more willing to build a replacement venue. But I think it's doubtful anyone would bother.

 

I was really wondering more in terms of moving out of the market.


From the New York Daily News:

The Islanders are moving to Barclays Center in fall 2015, after signing a 25-year lease with the new Brooklyn arena and agreeing to relocate several slap shots west from their current Uniondale, LI, home.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:49 PM


From the New York Daily News:

 

I'm still not convinced.

 

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:10 PM

It will be interesting to see how ice hockey plays in Brooklyn. It seems like once Barclays is reconfigured, it's only going to seat 1,000 or so more people than the average attendance at Nassau these days, so I wouldn't imagine too many empty seats. Between the die-hard Islanders fans who are willing to travel to Brooklyn, plus the curiosity among the local hipster crowd, I would imagine they'll do okay for the first season or two no matter what. After that, it will come down to the team's performance, as it almost always does.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

ESPN: Islanders set to move to arena next to Belmont Park






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