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10-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Islanderfan17 View Post
All the memories at the Coliseum that I've had over the years, even bringing my witch ex GF to games with my family But really, I will always love the Coliseum and I'm tearing up a bit thinking about it now.

I would have to say the one thing I loved most about the Coliseum is walking inside and knowing all the history that took place inside of there with the Islanders. It's going to be hard leaving all the history in that building behind, but ultimately it's time to turn a new chapter for this franchise and get out of a building that has been more of a curse and a reminder of the glorious past than anything for a long long time now. I'm excited to hopefully make some history in Barclays and hopefully do it before the Nets do

Other little things:

My section and all the people in it

Honking after the game

How incredibly loud it would get in there after a big goal was scored

Knowing that, no matter how many Rag fans were at the game, it was still our territory

Hanging out outside during intermissions with my parents and waiting in line to piss in the trailer

Our awesome season ticket seats and the great view they provided

I could go on and on but these are some things that came to mind, I'll miss the place to death but I think we all know that this move is for the best.
This pretty much says it all. I've been going to Islander's games at the Coliseum since 1979 (I was 16), and even though it was a dump, impossible to walk around the concourse when packed, the food was awful (since at least 2000), it was still a magical place for me. I still got excited every time I walked into the arena and saw the ice, I still loved watching the pre game skate. I was so lucky last year, went to only 2 games, but one was Oct 15th (I think) against the Rangers when John Tavares scored a hat trick, and then the other, they totally dominated the Sabres in January (January 15th I believe, 4-2 win). It was always a special feeling for me to be at the Coliseum, I never had season tickets, so I usually went to 2-10 games a year from 1979-1999 (moved to California in 1999) and 2006-2012. So i cherished every game I was at.

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