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The New York Islanders moved to Brooklyn in what many die-hard fans looked at as the organization essentially ditching their fan base. Now that the Islanders are splitting their home schedule between the Barclays Center and NYCB Live (A.K.A. Nassau Coliseum), fans that live on Long Island have to travel to Brooklyn and vice versa.
And one game, that was originally scheduled to be held in Brooklyn, has now been moved to the Coliseum.
What isn't mentioned here is that the Feb. 28 game is also the return of former-Islanders great John Tavares.
The additional contest on Long Island will bring the total number of Islanders' games at NYCB LIVE during the 2018-19 regular season to 21, with the first game taking place on Dec. 1. From that point forward, 20 of the Islanders final 30 home games will be played at the Old Barn, including each of the last 10 home games of the regular season.
Brett Yormaark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center, said “It has always been our desire to maximize the amount of Islanders games at NYCB LIVE and provide Long Island fans with more opportunities to see their team live. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Islanders ownership were fully supportive in making this happen.”
Season ticket holders were contacted by an Islanders account representative regarding the venue change and were offered seats that were "equivalent to the existing price point" of the ticket-holder's Barclays seats.
Either way, the Old Barn will surely be rocking on Feb. 28.
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