New York Islanders headed to Brooklyn in 2015, according to report

Bruce Bennett

The Islanders won't fit their name for much longer, moving from Uniondale to Brooklyn in 2015.

The New York Islanders finally got a new building to call home. In Brooklyn.

According to Chris Botta at Sports Business Journal, TSN's Bob McKenzie and the New York Post, an announcement on Wednesday afternoon will be made that the Islanders are headed to the Barclays Center in 2015.

Those present for the big day include developer Bruce Ratner, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Islanders owner Charles Wang, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Ratner has been trying to lure the team to Brooklyn for quite some time and finally has landed the prize. Along with the Nets, the Islanders will be the main tenant of the building.

For years, the Islanders were trying to get a new venue in Nassau County on Long Island, but a deal could never be reached. Wang famously tried to install the Lighthouse Project, which included not only an arena, but a hotel, restaurants, offices, etc.

The Barclays Center will be the first place the Islanders call home other than the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum since their inception in 1972.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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