Report: Islanders considering move from Brooklyn to Queens

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After one season in Brooklyn, the New York Islanders are considering a move to Queens, according to a Bloomberg report.

The report says the Islanders are in talks with the owners of the MLB’s New York Mets about building an arena next to the baseball team’s Citi Field stadium “if the Islanders’ owners and arena officials can’t agree on a series of hockey-specific improvements” to Barclays Center.

The New York Post reported in February that both sides were “secretly exploring ways to cut ties or modify the existing terms of their lease.”

The Islanders’ first season at Barclays Center, which is also host to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, received mixed reviews from fans.

About 1,500 seats have an obstructed view of the ice during hockey games, and attendance was down by about 11 per cent from the previous season at the team’s former home, Nassau Coliseum, according to the Bloomberg report.

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