Oct. 24 -- Islanders moving to Brooklyn in 2015
The NHL's New York Islanders have agreed to move to Brooklyn's Barclays Center starting with the 2015-16 season. Islanders owner Charles Wang made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. He opened the session by exclaiming "Hello, Brooklyn!" The lease agreement is for 25 years. Officials in Nassau County, N.Y., have struggled for years to come up with a plan to either renovate or build a new arena to replace the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1972. Last year, county voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum -- backed by Wang -- that would have allowed Nassau County to borrow $400 million to build a new hockey arena on the current site in Uniondale.