More fans allowed in Nassau Coliseum for Stanley Cup playoffs

Fans will be able to crowd into Nassau Coliseum for the Stanley Cup playoffs after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement Monday that essentially increases indoor capacity.

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2021, 9:25 PM

Updated 1,076 days ago

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Fans will be able to crowd into Nassau Coliseum for the Stanley Cup playoffs after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement Monday that essentially increases indoor capacity.
Once playoff tickets go on sale for home games at the Coliseum, Cuomo says 50% of sales will go to vaccinated people, who have to sit 3 feet apart.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who has been pushing for the governor to expand capacity at the Coliseum, released a statement saying in part, "I wrote a letter last week on this topic and I'm excited that the state is now moving to increase capacity at Nassau Coliseum in time for the playoffs."
"It's a fitting tribute to our fans that they can be at the Nassau Coliseum in big numbers for the playoffs," says Islanders owner John Ledecky.
This is welcome news to Islanders fans and the team. Fans expressed their love for the team this weekend for the last regular season game.
"There's nothing like the Nassau Coliseum, everybody will tell you that. The sound, the crowd, it's just so vibrant, it's so loud, it's just absolutely fantastic," said Jackie Senn.
The Islanders say they are giving priority to season ticket holders. There is a pre-sale of tickets for round one of the playoffs starting later this week for season ticket holders.


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