Great news! I was convinced it was going to happen a while ago, with the Brooklyn Nets looking like they'll be such a sucess, the Winnipeg jets being such a sucess in a smaller arena, and the Nassau Coliseum really falling appart in such a pathetic and sad fashion (with maybe even asbesdos problems!).
So yeah, maybe with a complete re-branding like the Nets, and Taveres becoming the super-star player he was meant to be (and actually getting some help from new hires), the Islanders can challenge the Rangers and Devils once again.
Originally Posted by Ernie
I wonder if this is a short term thing or a long term thing?
14500 might look good compared to the current situation, but it's leaving a lot of revenue on the table for a team in a major market.
It definitively has to be very long term.
And 14 500 is perfect for a more Niche product that draws less like the Islanders. Here's why:
When there are 5 000+ empty seats almost available for free every night, people dont want to pay a lot for tickets or buy season tickets at all!
But when there is more demand then offer, the sale of season tickets will be higher, the sale price of regular tickets will be higher, and the ambiance will be of better quality and draw more!
Also, the luxury boxes in the new arena will really help the team have a profit.
NYC is 5 boroughs. Only one borough is attached to the mainland U.S. That is the Bronx.
Staten Island and Manhattan are their own islands.
Queens and Brooklyn are on Long Island (along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties).
Well Technically Manhattan is composed of Manhattan island, a few smaller islands (Rosevelt and some other one) and part of the mainland called marble hill I think (which technically used to be on Manhattan island but a river rerouting moved it to the mainland).
Bad news for hockey.
Why can't Wang just build an arena in Nassau County himself? Or Somewhere on Long Island?
Another Billionaire owner screwing over the fans and throwing hockey history out the window because taxpayers won't finance his business.
It's a racket.
You must have missed the last few years. Seriously? Wang tried LIKE CRAZY to build an arena on THE SAME SITE! Look up the Lighthouse project. There were going to be stores, restaurants, bars, and so on to attract people to the area. Every single thing he tried to do was shot down by the local government. The Isles were basically evicted from the area. Blame local politicians not C. Wang.
Wang should be applauded for keeping the team in NY and on Long Island! He did the best thing available for the fans. He could have easily moved the team to another area.
UMMMM, most of New York City is actually located on a series of islands.
New York City has 5 boroughs - Manhattan is an Island (New York County), so is Staten Island (Richmond County). The Bronx (Bronx County) is part of the mainland, and Brooklyn (Kings County) & Queens (Queens County) are physically part of Long Island.
Politically, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to the East are known as "Long Island", but they share the same land as Brooklyn