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by William Morrison on 08/19/11 at 08:03 PM ET
Per Katie Strang at Newsday:
“Soon after the defeat of Nassau County’s referendum to build the Islanders a new arena, Brooklyn arose as an attractive option for the team’s relocation. That possibility is now looking more realistic. A league spokesperson confirmed to Newsday reports that Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and CEO Brett Yormark met with NHL officials at the league office in Manhattan recently. The spokesperson declined to discuss the nature of the meeting—an additional league source defined it as “very general and conceptual in nature”—but it is likely that the Islanders’ potential relocation to Brooklyn was a topic of discussion.”
Earlier this month, Yormark indicated through an emailed statement to Newsday that the Barclays Center was a viable option for the team.
TII thoughts: If the Islanders have to move from Long Island, I think Brooklyn is the best relocation option. The Barclays Center is going to be a state of the art facility with a seating capacity of 14,500 for hockey. It is in a great location and adjacent to a subway stop. But, hopefully they stay on Long Island.
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