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Welcome to Barclays Center

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Dear Islanders fans,

In less than three weeks the puck drops at the inaugural Islanders game in Brooklyn. We are thrilled to welcome the team to Barclays Center and to begin what will be an exciting season on Oct. 9 against the Blackhawks.

As we start our preseason schedule with tonight’s game against the Flyers, we will begin incorporating various in-game elements and traditions into the overall experience, such as the team's famed organ and long-time organist Paul Cartier.

Some key features, however, we will save for opening night, including raising the banners of the retired Islanders legendary players, the recently passed Coach Al Arbour, and The Architect, Bill Torrey, as well as banners to recognize the team’s conference and division titles.

Until then, we proudly hang the four Stanley Cup Championship banners in the rafters as we honor the team’s storied history.

I am looking forward to a dramatic opening night which will be an event to remember in Islanders history.

Welcome to Tradition’s New Home.

Sincerely,

Brett Yormark
Barclays Center CEO

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