A person familiar with the situation says the NHL's New York Islanders have struck a deal to move to Brooklyn's Barclays Center as early as 2015.
The person was not authorized to discuss the situation prior to an afternoon announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Islanders were founded in 1972 and have played all of their games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. In recent years, the arena has become old and worn down and desperately needed updates to keep pace with other world-class arenas.
Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-1984 but have been one of the worst of NHL franchises for the past two decades. Their last postseason appearance came in the 2006-07 season.