- The New York Islanders have announced that all 2021-2022 general admission season tickets are sold out.
- 2021-2022 will be the team’s first season at the brand new UBS Arena located adjacent to Belmont Park of horse racing fame.
- Plans for individual game tickets will be announced separately.
The New York Islanders are preparing to start a new era in 2021-2022. They are moving to their brand new home in Long Island for good meaning no more of the horrible sightlines for hockey at the Baraclays Center in Brooklyn. And no more of the antiquated facilities at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The UBS Arena will be the new home ice for the Islanders–it is one of the few arenas in the world to be built from the ground up specifically for hockey.
There will also be a full house on hand for the Islanders’ home games–in fact, the team has announced that all general admission season tickets for the 2021-2022 NHL season are sold out. There are still some premium luxury packages available and the team will announce single game ticket plans in the near future. There were 12,000 general admission season ticket packages sold in the facility with an announced seating capacity of 17,113 for hockey. The 2021-2022 NHL Season will begin on Tuesday, October 12. The Islanders will play their first home game at UBS Arena on Saturday, November 20 against the Calgary Flames. The bad news–a 13 game road trip to start the 2020-2021 regular season. The team will play three preseason home games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.
Tim Leiweke, CEO of arena developer Oak View Group, praised the Islander fanbase for their enthusiastic response:
“Selling out season tickets is a true testament to this loyal fanbase. This arena will bring the very best in both hockey and entertainment to fans across the region and we’re excited to open up the doors to the public this fall.”
In addition, only six suites remain available out of the arena’s 56, and less than 250 seats remain in the arena’s prestigious Dime Club. Adam Campbell, UBS Arena’s Senior Vice President for Premium Sales, thinks the brisk pace of sales shows how anxious people are to return to live events after enduring the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The unbelievable demand for premium seating shows that tri state area businesses, their executives, clients and fans can’t wait to return to live events.”
Mike Cosentino, New York Islanders Senior Vice President Sales, Service and Business Intelligence, praised the team’s passionate fans:
“We are so proud to have the support of these Islanders fans. They’ve responded in such overwhelming fashion. This milestone marks exponential growth in our season ticket base over the last number of years. We’re looking forward to welcoming the Islanders faithful to their new home at UBS Arena in the fall.”
Here’s the official information about UBS Arena from the press release announcing the successful season ticket sales campaign:
UBS Arena is a $1.1 billion multi-purpose arena under construction adjacent to the Belmont Park racetrack. The world class entertainment venue, with its timeless and classic design, will bridge its iconic past with today’s advanced technology and amenities. In addition to being the new home to the famed New York Islanders Hockey Club, UBS Arena is one of the few venues in the world designed with a sharp focus on music and will create one of the best and most special experiences for both artists and audiences. The state-of-the-art arena will deliver an unmatched live entertainment experience with clear sightlines and premier acoustics to even more guests than ever before.
If you’re in the area and want information on single game tickets you can get the latest news at the team’s official website.