Found October 24, 2012 on Sports Business Digest:
The Barclays Center is about to have a new tenant.  The multi-billion dollar arena, which opened last month is set to host hockey in 2015.  The NHL's New York Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn according to a statement released by the team today.  The Isles have been attempting to secure a new stadium for years -- Nassau Coliseum was built in 1972 and was expanded once, in 1983 -- but a failed August 2011 vote for a new arena to replace the arena seemingly put the Isles in a position to look elsewhere, with their lease expiring in 2015. One of the rumored destinations for the Isles was the newly built Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  That rumor was confirmed today. The two sides have come to a 25 year lease agreement, which will begin in 2015, with the Islanders playing their first game in Barclays Center in 2016.  The move once again unites the Islanders with the Nets, who both shared the Nassau Coliseum for a short time back in the 70's.  Although this time, the two will ...
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