The New York Islanders and their fans have many questions going into this off season, but thankfully yesterday one big one was answered.
As the New York Islanders are in the process of reshaping their roster for this upcoming season and trying to make deals with their restricted and unrestricted free agents, there was still one lingering question for players and fans alike.
That question was, where are the Islanders playing their home games for this upcoming season?
In Lou Lamoriello’s exit interview for the 2020 season he said, “we will definitely be playing at the Coliseum next year, that is a confirmation.”
The 2020-2021 season will be the Isles last season before they move to the brand new UBS Arena located in Elmont. Construction is expected to be completed on the state of the art arena for the start of the 2021-2022 season.
The Islanders will look to close out their storied history at the Nassau Coliseum by giving the fans something exciting to cheer about. What better way to close out an arena that has produced some of the greatest moments in hockey, by giving Islanders fans and the hockey world another historic Coliseum moment.
This is great news for everyone, but there are still many questions for next season regarding fan attendance and we should have this answers in the coming weeks and months. It is still to be seen if and when fans will be allowed in to games and if they will be phased in. As soon as we have those answers, we will follow up with another article.
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Regardless, the confirmation about the Islanders playing their last season, before moving to the UBS Arena, at the Nassau Coliseum is one that will leave the Islanders fans happy and is a positive note to start the off season on.