Pro-Tips for attending Islanders games at Barclays

Crowds are usually larger than this on game nights. But sometimes not.

1. Three ways to buy tickets

  • Resale: The largest number of discounted tickets are available via StubHub and SeatGeek.  Most home games have 1000+ seats available on either site, and in my experience the best time to buy tends to be the day before the game.  Tickets can start to get expensive if you have a larger group, as there is a limited number of seats available together, but one way to work around this is to try to buy seats in rows one behind each other (this is also more conducive for socializing with people in your group who aren’t in the seats directly beside you).
  • Ticketmaster: Especially if you’re looking to get a larger group together, buying seats directly from Ticketmaster might be your best bet. Full view seats start at $29 + fees but can sometimes be as low as $15 depending on demand. You can also save a few dollars buy paying with your Amex.
  • Reply Buy: This service allows fans to purchase last minute tickets via text. Specific offers are usually sent out the day before a game and prices are comparable to those on StubHub or SeatGeek. You also get $10 credit just for signing up.
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Reply Buy: For people who like to live on the edge.

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5 Reasons Brooklynites should support the Islanders

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Cool hat, bro.

1. Tickets are dirt cheap

Hockey tickets are on the very short list of things-like mani/pedis and drop-off laundry- that are actually cheaper in New York (well, at least in Brooklyn). The Islanders retail ticket prices rank 20 out of 30 teams for the 2016-2017 season, and having the league’s third worst attendance means even cheaper seats are readily available through resellers like StubHub and SeatGeek. Unless they’re playing the Rangers, fans can typically get into week night games for less than $20 and weekends for less than $30. And if you can keep yourself from buying $12 beers at the game, that’s probably a cheaper night than the last time you went out to eat with friends.

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