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Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (MIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES)

LONG ISLAND (June 15, 2017) – The New York Islanders will begin their 2017-18 preseason schedule with a game at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.

The game will mark the first time the team has played in its former home since the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

Tickets to the game will go on sale on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com, islanders.nhl.com or by visiting the Ticketmaster Box Office located at the Coliseum starting Friday, June 30 at noon.

Islanders season ticket members are guaranteed the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game prior to the general public. For more information on becoming an Islanders season ticket holder, visit islanders.nhl.com, email tickets@newyorkislanders.com, or call 844.33.ISLES. American Express cardholders will have access to a presale beginning Tuesday, June 27 at noon.

Long Island All Access Pass holders will have tickets included as part of their package. For more information on All Access Pass memberships, email allaccess@bse.nassaucoliseum.com or call 516.231.4848.

About the New York Islanders

Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. Keep up with breaking Islanders news on Twitter @NYIslandersPR. For more team information, log on to newyorkislanders.com.

ABOUT BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. BSE manages and controls the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL’s New York Islanders.

Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by Tanduay.

NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, reopened on April 5, 2017 after undergoing an extensive renovation. The Coliseum offers 14,500 seats for basketball, MMA and boxing, 13,900 for hockey, up to 16,000 for concerts, and 4,500 seats for its theater configuration. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partnerships and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.

For additional information, please visit brooklynse.com.

-Courtesy of the New York Islanders

Islanders fans will get the chance to see their team back in Uniondale, if only just for one day, and if only an exhibition game. The last time the Islanders played at the Old Barn, April 25, 2015, it was game six of the first round against the Washington Capitals in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs in front of a maximum capacity crowd of 16,170 fans. Isles were down 3-2 in the series facing elimination but won by a score of 3-1 to force game seven in Washington. Despite being  eliminated in game seven, the Isles were able to go out on a high note.

The announcement comes about a month after the team announced a preseason matchup against cross-town rivals, the New York Rangers. That exhibition game will take place on September 22 at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport where the Isles’ AHL-affiliate Sound Tigers call home. A full preseason schedule for the Islanders has yet to be released.

Evan Schleifer

Evan Schleifer

Evan is the Hockey Editor for DoubleGSports.com. He provides coverage of the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, and Philadelphia Flyers, as well as some league-wide content.
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