The New York Times
Date: 2012-02-01
Author: Jeff Z. Klein,christopher Botta

Article Mentions
Author, Jeff Z. Klein,christopher Botta
Mentioned, Jay-Z
Mentioned, Frank Gehry
Mentioned, Bruce Ratner
Mentioned, Gary Bettman
Mentioned, Charles Wang
Mentioned, Brett Yormark
Mentioned, The Atlantic
Perhaps hinting that they are seriously considering alternatives to Nassau County, the Islanders will be the home team in the first N.H.L. game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.The Islanders and Brett Yormark, chief executive of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment and the Nets, announced Tuesday that the Isles would play the Devils in an Oct. 2 exhibition at the new Brooklyn Nets basketball arena. The announcement serves as another shot across the bow of Nassau County politicians and voters, who have rejected every effort by Islanders owner Charles Wang to upgrade or replace Nassau Coliseum, the clubs 40-year-old home. Although the 16,250-seat Coliseum is one of the N.H.L.s best buildings for sightlines and intimacy, it is virtually inacces...(read more)
... Perhaps hinting that they are seriously considering alternatives to Nassau County, the Islanders will be the home team in the first N.H.L. game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.The Islanders and Brett Yormark, chief executive of Brooklyn Sports and ...
... who is also one of the arenas main investors. The Barclays Centers original design, by the prominent Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, ...
... included a full configuration for N.H.L. hockey. But when the Atlantic Yards development was downsized in the face of strong community opposition and a struggling economy, Gehry was let go. His design was replaced with a cheaper, more modest one th ...


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