Very little to write on a ceremonial day above all. It will go into the historical archives.
There are no images of the Islanders first Nassau Coliseum practice in Sept/Oct 1972 so this will be part of the club's history. Many of the players in attendance will never play a regular season game in this facility.
Folks got some nice images of the New York Islanders future home, the Stanley Cup banners for the first time ever hung from the same roof as the Nasssau Coliseum ABA championship banners which are the only ones the Barclay's Center can feature.
The seat count changed to over 15,000, expect it to keep changing with every press conference. Some nice designs of the locker room.
I wanted to know about the Sound Tigers future in Ct, where Bruce Ratner said they are moving to Coliseum, which, Charles Wang's, Bridgeport President, Howard Saffan, said was " irresponsible. "
Ct Post apparently did not spring for the train fare to send Michael Fornabaio to ask despite many Sound Tiger players in attendance with an avg of over 5,000 Sound Tigers fans at each game wanting an answer also.
The amateur fan bloggers kind of dominated the short press conference to where Jack Capuano got most of the questions like this was a day at Iceworks. Charles Wang said he's very happy, there is a chance they could play more games at Barclay's Center prior to 2015-16.
Mr Yormark said over 10,000 seats have been sold for next week's game between two fan bases, and those curious hockey fans. The real test comes Oct 2015 on a Monday night against Calgary.
Here is the temporary experimental seating that will be used behind one goal during the preseason game:
I believe Wang also said they had a 2:05 train to catch.