Islanders to Play First NHL Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Apr 9, 2013


BROOKLYN/UNIONDALE, NY (April 9, 2013) – The New York Islanders will play the first-ever NHL game at Barclays Center on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 when they take on the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. The preseason game will mark the first NHL game ever played in Brooklyn.

Islanders season ticket holders will have exclusive presale access starting Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket holders and American Express Cardmembers will also have exclusive presale access.

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 10 a.m. and are available for purchase via Ticketmaster by visiting barclayscenter.com, ticketmaster.com or calling 800-745-3000. Pending availability, tickets will become available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue, beginning Thursday, Apr. 18 at 10 a.m. Group tickets are also available by calling 800-GROUP-BK.

In October 2012, the Islanders announced that they will make Barclays Center their new home beginning with the 2015-16 season.

“Over the past 40 years, Nassau Coliseum has been one of the best buildings to attend and watch a hockey game,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “Our fans create an atmosphere that is second to none where you can feel the energy inside the Coliseum when the team makes a big play. I’m excited for our fans to bring that energy and have the ability to enjoy an Islanders game while taking advantage of the world class amenities at Barclays Center, that stand above and beyond what any other arena provides. This preseason game will be their first opportunity to do so. Our strong group of young talent is ready to take the ice in their future home, Barclays Center.”

“We are delighted to give Brooklyn a sneak peak at its future hometown NHL team this September as we welcome the Islanders to Barclays Center for the first time,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said. “There’s a lot of excitement about professional hockey bound for Brooklyn, where the Islanders have a terrific opportunity to grow their fan base and build their brand. The team is showing great resurgence this season, with young star John Tavares, and is on the verge of making the playoffs. We’re proud to continue to bring top sports and entertainment to Barclays Center and we look forward to welcoming Brooklyn’s newest team.”

Barclays Center is currently accepting deposits for priority to purchase Islanders season tickets for the inaugural season. Current Islanders season ticket holders have first rights to purchase season tickets. For more information, fans can go to Islanders Season Tickets at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket buyers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Islanders preseason game and all Barclays Center events before the general public. For more information, visit www.barclayscenter.com. To receive the latest updates and special pre-sale offers, become a Barclays Center Behind the Scenes newsletter recipient, and follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Facebook

Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. Keep up with breaking Islanders news on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NEWYORKISLANDERS and on Twitter @NYIslanders. Don’t forget to Yapp with the team all season long with SportsYapper on your smartphone or tablet. For further information on any individual/group ticket options or sponsorship opportunities, contact the team’s office at (516) 501-6700 or e-mail customerservice@newyorkislanders.com. For more team information, log on to newyorkislanders.com.

Barclays Center Contacts:

BARRY BAUM                     MANDY GUTMANN            HANNAH STEMBER

Chief Communications Officer      Communications Manager          Communications Coordinator

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