After many, many years without a team, Brooklyn will now have two teams in the near future.
According to sources close to the team, the New York Islanders have struck a deal to move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn once the team's lease with the Nassau Coliseum expires in three years.
The Islanders have longed for a new arena to replace the antiquated Nassau Coliseum, but the team hasn't been able to agree to plans for a brand new arena in Nassau County, New York. Voters overwhelmingly turned down a $400 million loan to build a new arena in Uniondale, New York, the current home of the Islanders.
Islanders owner Charles Wang threatened to move the team after its lease with the Coliseum expires in 2015, if the team did not get a new home. Wang has argued that the Coliseum is not a suitable home for any sports franchise.
The Islanders will have a news conference at 1PM Wednesday where more details are expected to be announced.