City, Planning

Islanders, Kings and the pro sports stadium racket

Updated: May 16, 2013, 4:26 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

It rained very hard before the Islanders lost Game 6 of the playoffs. The parking lots streamed and rainwater darkened the long modernist columns and the early die-hard crowd hustled from their cars for the doors of Nassau Coliseum with their collars turned up and their umbrellas blown out. The narrow concourse inside smelled of cinnamon churros and wet denim.

When the New York Islanders move to the rusted picnic basket of the Barclays Center, those out-county hockey fans might ...

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