Last week, it was announced that the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders would play a preseason game at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The game is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and will mark the first NHL contest to be played in Brooklyn.
The Barclays Center promises to be a premier venue for the city of Brooklyn—not just for sports, but for other events such as concerts, ice shows and music awards shows as well.
Although the Devils-Islanders contest will be just an exhibition, such an event in a new arena is exciting, especially for an area that needed the venue.
Here are some things to know about Barclays Center as you mark your calendars for this game in the 2012-13 NHL season.