As a thank you to Islanders season subscribers for their extraordinary support this season, Islanders owner Charles B. Wang made the following announcement today:
All current Islanders full season subscribers will have their 2005-06 prices frozen for their 2006-07 season tickets, PLUS an additional 10% off.
"The loyalty of Islander fans this season - most notably our season ticketholders - has been amazing. Especially around the holidays, what better time to do something special and let them know how much we appreciate them?" said Wang.
Wang is extending his offer to all Islander fans:
Fans purchasing 2005-06 full season tickets between now and Jan. 14, 2006 - prorated for the remaining home games, and including the Islanders' already deep season subscription discount - can take advantage of the 2006-07 price freeze and additional 10% off.
New subscribers will also be able to take advantage of the Islanders' full season benefits. These include an Autograph Party with all of the current Islanders players and coaches on January 15 and an exclusive meet-and-greet prior to the Celebration of the Islanders 1980 Stanley Cup team.
Wang's gesture comes at a time when Islanders attendance is up, with high expectations for the second half. Through the first 13 games of the 2005-06 season, paid attendance is up 11% -- a remarkable showing by area hockey fans after a year off from the NHL. With the traditional second half spike in attendance as the battle for the Stanley Cup goes into high gear, the Islanders expect to be over 90% capacity for the final 14 home games after the Olympic Break.
The Islanders are not asking for deposits for next season in order to take advantage of this special offer. Season subscribers will see the 10% off when their invoices are sent out in the off-season. Said Wang: "The only commitment I'm asking for is simply that our fans continue to come to the Coliseum and get behind Long Island's team. That's it."
For information on how to become as Islanders full season subscriber, please call 1.800.882.ISLES