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New York Islanders announce move to Barclays Center

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Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes Islanders owner Charles Wang and to Brooklyn after the announcement of the franchise's relocation in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Islanders have announced that they are moving from Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015.

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang smiles as
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New York Islanders owner Charles Wang smiles as he listens to other speakers during a press conference announcing that the Islanders will move from Uniondale, N.Y., to play at Brooklyn's Barclays Center starting in 2015. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move
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Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move to the Barclay Center in 2015 at a press conference at the arena. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang watches New York Mayor
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Islanders owner Charles Wang watches New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put on an Islanders tie after the announcement of the team's move to Brooklyn in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses the meida during
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Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses the meida during a press conference on Oct. 24, 2012 announcing that the Islanders will move from Uniondale to play at Brooklyn's Barclays Center starting in 2015.

From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce
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From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce Ratner and Islanders owner Charles Wang announce the team's move to Brooklyn in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg adjusts his new
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg adjusts his new Islanders tie after the announcement of the team's 2015 move to Brooklyn at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce
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From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce Ratner and Islanders owner Charles Wang announce the team's move to Brooklyn in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce
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From left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce Ratner and Islanders owner Charles Wang announce the team's move to Brooklyn in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move
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Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move to the Barclay Center in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, shows off
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, shows off his islanders tie, a gift from Islanders owner Charles Wang, center, as Barclays Center owner and developer Bruce Ratner, left, watches during a press conference. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes Islanders owner Charles
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Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes Islanders owner Charles Wang and to Brooklyn after the announcement of the franchise's relocation in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang helps New York Mayor
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Islanders owner Charles Wang helps New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put on an Islanders tie after the announcement of the team's move in 2015 to Brooklyn at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang, New York City mayor
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Islanders owner Charles Wang, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Nets owner Bruce Ratner field questions from the media after announcing that the Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center. (Oct 24, 2012)

Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes the New York
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Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes the New York Islanders to Brooklyn after the announcement of the franchise's relocation in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes the New York
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Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes the New York Islanders to Brooklyn after the announcement of the franchise's relocation in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the Islanders' move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

From left, Nets CEO Brett Yormark, Islanders general
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From left, Nets CEO Brett Yormark, Islanders general manager Garth Snow, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Nets owner Bruce Ratner, Islanders owner Charles Wang, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gather to announce the Islanders' move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz talks to the
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Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz talks to the media during a press conference announcing the Islanders' move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Oct 24, 2012)

A view outside the Barclays Center on the
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A view outside the Barclays Center on the day the Islanders announced their relocation to Brooklyn in 2015 at the arena. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, Islanders owner
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, Islanders owner Charles Wang, right, pose with Barclays Center owner and developer Bruce Ratner, center, while holding mass transit fare cards during a press conference. (Oct. 24, 2012)

A general view outside the Barclays Center on
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A general view outside the Barclays Center on the day the Islanders announced their relocation to Brooklyn in 2015 at the arena. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to
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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to the media during a press conference announcing that the Islanders will move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015. (Oct 24, 2012)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to
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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to the media during a press conference announcing that the Islanders will move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015. (Oct 24, 2012)

Islanders owner Charles Wang, New York City mayor
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Islanders owner Charles Wang, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Nets owner Bruce Ratner field questions from the media after announcing that the Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center. (Oct 24, 2012)

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz talks to the
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Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz talks to the media during a press conference announcing the Islanders' move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Oct 24, 2012)

Fans congregate as New York Islanders owner Charles
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Fans congregate as New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move to the Barclays Center in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the
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New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move to the Barclays in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center on in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the
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New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announces the team's move to the Barclays Center in 2015 at a press conference. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, owner Bruce Ratner of
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, owner Bruce Ratner of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announce the team's move to the Barclays in 2015 at a press conference at the Barclays Center on October 24, 2012. (Oct. 24, 2012)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Barclays Center
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announce the team's move to the Barclays in 2015. (Oct. 24, 2012)

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