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Nassau plans new practice facility for NY Islanders despite upcoming Brooklyn move

March 12, 2015 Associated Press
Nassau County plans to build facilities for John Tavares and the Islanders despite their upcoming Brooklyn move. AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek
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WOODBURY, N.Y.— Nassau County plans to build a new practice facility and corporate offices for the New York Islanders.

County Executive Edward Mangano announced the plans Wednesday even as the team moves to Brooklyn.

The Islanders signed a 25-year contract in 2012 to play at the Barclays Center beginning in the 2015-16 season.

According to Newsday, Mangano says the project will “provide hope” of the team’s full-time return to the county after Nassau Coliseum undergoes an 18-month renovation.

The Islanders’ corporate office is now in the Coliseum, which will close for the privately-funded renovations starting this summer.

The team practices at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset. County officials said the site is outdated.

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