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Islanders 'Best Seats in Hockey' Experience Comes to Brooklyn!

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  16. September 2015

Brooklyn, NY - September 16, 2015 - The New York Islanders will bring the “Best Seats in Hockey” experience to MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn with a unique display of Barclays Center front row glass seats on Thursday, September 17. 

Islanders legend Mike Bossy will visit the glass seats display, greeting fans from noon to 1 p.m. 

The unprecedented presentation will consist of a life-size dasherboard, glass and seat setup, built to the exact scale at Barclays Center. Fans who visit the display will be able to sit in the seats, and experience the unmatched sightline of an Islanders game firsthand.

Barclays Center’s glass seats are unique to any other NHL venue. Positioned three feet higher than average front row seats, the boards start at knee-level, giving fans the perspective of being on top of the action on the ice.

The Islanders will open their inaugural season in Brooklyn on October 9 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.

MetroTech Center is accessible via the A, C, F, and R subway lines to the Jay St.-MetroTech stop and the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to Borough Hall.

About Barclays Center:
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and, starting this season, the New York Islanders.

Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™ food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough. 

Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

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