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10-25-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
14,500 seats?
Originally Posted by JTG View Post
I said the same thing. How is a team financially viable with 14,500 seats?
See the bolded of OG post below.

Originally Posted by Ominous Grey View Post
My family is composed of diehard Islander fans. They were so ecstatic yesterday. I couldn't be happier for them.

As to "moving" a dynasty, that's not how they see it. It's undoubtedly a HUGE step up to go into Brooklyn. Nassau sucks and is dying rapidly.

Besides, now I can see more games. I can take a rail line into Brooklyn, as opposed to driving a car into the middle of friggin' nowhere.

EDIT: And the capacity (supposedly) will be upped by 1,000 for hockey games. So 15,500 seats. Which is better for them. If they start doing well, it creates a demand, manufacturing sellouts and a good atmosphere.

In short, this is great, great news.
Bettman said they could add seats. The rumored number added is anywhere from 500-1200 seats.

Originally Posted by MetalheadPenguinsFan View Post

Even with this new location, they'll still be irrelevant...who cares.

Plus I mean how big of a market will they really have in Brooklyn? My guess is a small small small one.
Brooklyn is huge. Not only do you have our fan base but you'll have a corporate fan base as well. You're also going to bring in fans from the surrounding tri-state area.

In terms of being irrelevant, right now in Nassau we're covered by 1 newspaper, Newsday. Moving to the city we'll be covered by multiple papers, Daily News, The Post, and others.

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