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Islanders to play First NHL Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Preseason Game to be held September 21, 2013 vs. New Jersey Devils --Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m.--

Tuesday, 04.9.2013 / 11:30 AM ET / News
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Islanders to play First NHL Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn\r\n
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, Apr. 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 www.barclayscenter.com, www.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,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.  “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.

About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
 
Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets, and soon the New York Islanders.
 
In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; American Express; Calvin Klein; Cushman & Wakefield; EmblemHealth; Foxwoods Resort Casino; GEICO; MetroPCS; Stolichnaya; and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, BlackBerry, The Coca-Cola Company, Haier America, High Point Solutions, JetBlue, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, and Willis.
 
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

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