NEW YORK – Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) has announced his support for bringing the New York Islanders back to Long Island. The 4-time Stanley Cup champs have spent the last few seasons based in Brooklyn, NY, and Senator Brooks says, “it’s about time we bring them home to Nassau County.”
The Islanders played in the Nassau Coliseum for more than four decades, battling through some of the toughest seasons, winning four Stanley Cups. The team moved to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn following the 2014-2015 season while the Nassau Coliseum closed down for renovations. Now, since the Nassau Coliseum has undergone renovation, it is the ideal home for the NY Islanders and their loyal fans.
“The team belongs where their fans are, right here on Long Island,” said Senator Brooks. Not only will having the team back on Long Island give fans back a sense of pride, but it will also create jobs and give a boost to the local economy and businesses surrounding the coliseum. I encourage all Islanders fans to sign my petition to show their support for bringing the Islanders back home, ” Senator Brooks continued.
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