The Islanders anticipate sellouts throughout their first-round series at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum, co-owner Jon Ledecky said Monday.
The Islanders have focused their playoff sales push on existing ticket-holders, offering them playoff games at reduced prices if they renew for next season, Ledecky said.
He said the response has been “ridiculously wonderful,” saying there’s been a 90 percent renewal on season tickets and “thousands” of new tickets purchased.
Tying the sales of playoff tickets to season plans for next season was strategic on the Islanders’ part as they take back control of all aspects of their business operations from BSE Global.
Although he said remaining tickets likely will be released to the general public on Tuesday, he’s certain that the games will sell out. And based on the number of fans who also are purchasing season tickets for next season, he’s confident that the building will be filled with people rooting for the home team.
“We want it to be ‘Fort Neverlose,’ ’’ he said, “and have it be as loud and electric as it can be.”