December 4, 2011
Barclays Center Still Short of Goal
The Barclays Center management set a goal of 220 events for its opening year and they are still 50 events short. The fact that Brooklyn still needs to fill events helps the Islanders leverage when dealing with the Barclays Center. This creates a need for the Islanders 41 home games to fill the void for the opening season and future ones as well. If Wang is interested in moving to Brooklyn he has leverage on getting a good lease because of the before mention needed dates. He also has leverage on getting a piece of the Atlantic yards development, since Ratner still needs help financing the project. It may not be the way Wang drew it up, but he could still end up with the Islanders in a new arena and additional development to help support the team. A Wang and Ratner partnership could go a long way in solving both men problems.