Islanders announce move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has announced that the team is moving to Brooklyn in 2015. The Islanders announced the big move in a

WOODBURY - New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has announced that the team is moving to Brooklyn in 2015.

The Islanders announced the big move in a news conference this afternoon from the Barclays Center. Wang has been asking for a new arena or a renovated Nassau Coliseum for years. A year ago, Nassau County residents voted down a plan to spend their tax dollars on the project. That is when Wang ramped up his threat to move the club at the end of its lease in Uniondale.

Wang thanked Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and promised to keep an open dialogue with the county.LIers fear Islanders will take business with them

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