The Islanders have ranked at or near the bottom in the league in terms of attendance, television ratings, and standings for years. In order to breathe new life into the organization owner Charles Wang announced in October that he is moving the team to Brooklyn's Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Nets, for the 2015-16 season. The new arena is small by NHL standards, seating 14,500 for hockey, but still leaves room for growth for the Islanders whose attendance at antiquated Nassau Coliseum averaged just 13,200 last season and 11,100 (last in the league) the season before.
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