4. Welcome to the Barc

On October 9, 2015, the New York Islanders played their first regular season game in the history of Barclays Center, a state-of-the-art arena in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Met by much scrutiny due to LIRR rides, the position of the scoreboard and many obstructed-view seats, Isles fans are being forced to gradually ease into their new home.

Some of the criticsm has surrounded Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, who has “failed to acknowledge our history,” as one fan put it.

However, many are willing to adapt, and some view the arena as an upgrade over the “Mausoleum.”

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.