Islanders Fan Fest Kicks Off Home Opener at Barclays Saturday 10/6 

Posted: 5:33 pm Friday, October 5th, 2018

By Donna Donna

New York Islanders v New York Rangers

New York Islanders v New York Rangers
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 26: Anthony Beauvillier #18 of the New York Islanders (r) celebrates his game winning goal at 53 seconds of overtime against the New York Rangers as he is joined by Ryan Pulock #6 (l)at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Team will also host pre-game celebration for fans on arena plaza

The New York Islanders will begin their 2018-19 home schedule at Barclays Center this Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. against the Nashville Predators.

All fans are encouraged to arrive early to take part in a special fan fest on Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza. The pre-game celebration will begin at 4 p.m. and Islanders legends Billy Smith, Bryan Trottier and Bobby Nystrom will be present to meet fans and sign autographs. The event will also feature live music provided by local band, The Zoo, and inflatable games. The doors at Barclays Center will open for the game at 5:30 p.m., and all fans will receive an Islanders magnetic schedule upon entry.

A limited number of tickets are still available online at and at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Fans are encouraged to post photos and follow along on social media throughout the night using #Isles.

Guests will notice new concessions offerings at the arena this year, including the WW Freestyle Café: BKLYN , which serves a variety of Mediterranean-themed entrees, sides and desserts, with recipes curated by Celebrity Chef and WW ambassador, Chef Cat Cora.

Beginning Saturday, Barclays Center is eliminating plastic straws at all events as part of the venue’s commitment to sustainability. As an alternative, biodegradable straws will be available upon request and plastic straws will be available to those with medical needs who require them.

For fans coming from Long Island, LIRR will be operating four additional direct trains to Barclays Center as well as four additional trains home; as the LIRR did for all weekend games last season. For a full schedule of trains operating on game nights, visit

Fans who are unable to attend the October 6 game in Brooklyn can watch on MSG+ or listen to the Islanders Radio Network on WRHU 88.7, and WRCN 103.9 FM. Through the team’s partnership with Entercom, the radio broadcast will also be available free via’s app and website as well as the Islanders’ mobile app and website.