Abysmal. That is the only way to describe the attendance at Islanders games for yet another season.
Dont blame the loss of John Tavares because even for the past several years the Islanders who have been playing in one of the smallest barns in the game have been averaging the following at home:
2016-17 82.9 percent seats filled 28th of all teams
2017-18 75.9 percent seats filled 31st and dead last
That was WITH Tavares lighting the lamp and showing the
Fun fact - Brooklyn is on Long Island...
But, yeah, by all accounts the venue just sucks.
Barclays is an hour by car away from Nassau Coliseum and, despite being on top of a major transit hub that includes the LIRR and many subway lines, isn't that much more convenient for many fans.
The problem from where I sit, though, isn't the venue or losing Tavares - it's the nine rounds of playoffs since 1993.
I don't see them ever really competing for "City