Islanders Moving to Brooklyn

The NHL's New York Islanders have agreed to move to the recently completed Barclays Center in Brooklyn starting with the 2015-16 season. They've got a 25 year lease. Officials in nearby Nassau County, N> Y>, struggled for years to come up with a plan to either renovate or build a new arena to replace the Nassaul Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1972. Team owner Charles Wang had long threatened to move the team from its home in Uniondale after the club's lease expired, citing a dilapidated building unsuited for a professional sports franchise.

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