Islanders welcome season ticketholders back to the Coliseum

The Coliseum won't be filled for the Isles' game vs. the Flyers -- but the fans who are there will certainly try to make it sound like it. Capacity of 10% is being allowed at this point, about 1,400 fans.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2021, 3:14 AM

Updated 1,128 days ago


A week after having health care heroes in the stands, the Islanders welcomed its biggest fans back to the Nassau Coliseum for the first time this season.
The Coliseum wasn't filled for the Isles' game vs. the Flyers -- but the fans who were there certainly tried to make it sound like it. A capacity of 10% was allowed, meaning about 1,400 fans.
Islanders season ticketholders got first dibs on the limited tickets for the team's remaining regular season home games.
Fans passed through a COVID-19 checkpoint before heading inside. They also had to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within the last 72 hours.
Islanders coach Barry Trotz was excited to have fans back, saying the Island's passion is what makes playing at home special.
Fans came decked out in Islanders gear and were ready to get loud. One fan said he wasn't sure he'd ever see his favorite team in the Coliseum again, since this is the team's last season in Uniondale.
The Islanders ended up losing to Philadelphia 4-3, despite a hard charge back in the final period.
But for the fans who got to take in the game, many said this was a great step to some sort of normalcy.

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